EOHR welcomes reopening ACIJLP officially

January 8th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) welcomes the decision of the Egyptian concerned authorities for reopening the Arab Center for Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession (ACIJLP). Police officers from Misr Al Kadima Police Station handed the headquarters to Mr. Naser Amin, the head of ACIJLP on January 8, 2012, following up all the legal regulations and the staff members began practicing their usual works.

In an unprecedented event, since the establishment of the Arab Center for Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession (ACIJLP) in 1997, the headquarters of the ACIJLP exposed to a forcible police raid on Thursday, December 29th, 2011. In addition to, confiscating eight computers devices, hundreds of files related to the ACIJLP’s activities, retaining all the ACIJLP’s staff from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and isolating them from the outside world during the inspection of the ACIJLP’s headquarters by various authorities, including members from the public prosecution, special forces and criminal investigation officers under the full siege of the building in which the ACIJLP’s headquarters is located and preventing the entry or exit of anyone to or from the building.

EOHR welcomes the decision of the Egyptian authorities for reopening the headquarters of ACIJLP and allowing its staff members to practice their usual works. EOHR calls the authorities to lift all the restrictions related to the legal activities of local and international civil society organizations.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, expresses his deep appreciation to the fair governmental decision and stresses on the need of the Egyptian society to new legislations organizing and specifying the activities and practices of the local and international civil society organizations. These legislations have to be issued as soon as possible in order to avoid launching other forcible police raids.     

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