State of emergency is over

May 31st, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) calls upon the Supreme Council for Armed Forces not to renew the state of Emergency, when it is over on May 31, 2012. The state of emergency does not comply with the international standards for human rights. It will not be justified under any circumstances after the Egyptian revolution.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR calls upon the SCAF not to extend the state of emergency that restricts freedoms and rights in Egypt after the Egyptian revolution. He called for the rule of law instead of the state of emergency that allowed most of the human rights violations before and after the revolution. He stressed on cooperation between the police and the armed forces to protect the Egyptian borders and the sensitive areas until giving power to the new president, by the end of June.  The state of emergency can be declared only under the circumstances of war and all the aspects of exceptional trials should be stopped. All those who were detained under the state of emergency should be released and the new president should aim at providing the fair trial safeguards and independence of the Egyptian judiciary.

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