EOHR asks Morsi to stop the execution of military verdicts against protesters in Suez

July 9th, 2012 by Editor

On the 9th of July 2012, the military court decided to imprison the political activist Mohamed Gharib for three years. It has also decided to imprison Osama Mohamed, Mohamed Motawea’, Ahmed Hamdi, Khaled Salem, Khaled Hamza, Mohamed Sami and Mohamoud Saaid for six months. Those people were all arrested on the 4th of May 2012 while protesting.

EOHR has called for president Morsi to use his legal and constitutional rights of stopping the implementation of the previously mentioned verdicts, using the article no. 97, law no. 25, year 1966. The article mentions that the president is entitled to order the immediate release of those who are sentenced by the Military Court.

It is worth mentioning that Suez has witnessed a series of protests and marches in front of governorate headquarters and the military prosecutor general office. The protests were spear-headed by an amalgamation of Suez youth, 6th of April Movement and Suez Ultras. They all called for the immediate release of the young people mentioned above, stressing that the convicts have not committed any forms of vandalism and that all the protests on the 4th of May were peaceful.


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