Archive for August, 2012

Formation of a national committee to develop proposals for the thorny issues in the new constitution

August 30th, 2012 by Editor

At the end of the Egyptian Organization of Human Rights’ conference “Toward a new and democratic constitution for the Egyptian people”, participants agreed on the formation of a national committee, including different political forces, parties and community without any exclusion to any force to discuss and develop proposals for the barbed constitutional articles such as the identity of the state, the form of the state, public rights and freedom, electoral system, judicial authority. Then they will be available publicly to be discussed with the members of the Constitutional Assembly. Also, they agreed to concert the efforts with the other relevant committees’ efforts in the same matter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solidarity with Naglaa Waffa

August 29th, 2012 by Editor

Calls for Morsy’s intervention for an immediate release of the detained Egyptian citizen

 

On its final day, participants of the conference “Egypt’s new democratic constitution” expressed their serious worries about the situation of the Egyptian Naglaa Wafa who has been detained in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without trial or legal representation in what is considered a grave violation of international human rights conventions.  The participants agreed that the flogging punishment is inhumane and has been condemned long ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Towards a New and Democratic Constitution for the Egyptian people

August 28th, 2012 by Editor

As participants in EOHR’s Conference “Towards a New and Democratic Constitution,” members of Parliament, professors of political science and constitutional law, and representatives of various political parties collectively called for the re-election of Constitutional Assembly members in such a fashion that all aspects of Egyptian society be represented.  As it stands, the Constitutional Assembly was found inadequate in its representation of the various ideological, political, cultural, and socio-economic interests of the Egyptian people.  Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR: Legal complaint against Abu- Hamed is a return to “Hesba”

August 27th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization of Human Rights expresses its dismay with the vicious campaign against former parliamentarian Mohamed Abu- Hamed. legal complaints were filed against Abu Hamed accusing him of trying to overthrow the regime and violating legitimacy. The General persecutor Abdalmagid Mahmoud decided to refer the submitted complaint to the High Court of National Security on Sunday 26th of August 2012. The complainant Mahmoud Abd-El Rahman- a political activist- has accused Abu-Hamed of calling for the overthrow of the regime and violating legitimacy. The court began preliminary hearings on Monday 27th of August, 2012. Abu- Hamed had previously called for demonstrations on August 24th, 2012 against the political monopoly of the Muslim Brotherhood. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR Condemns the Egyptian Authorities’ Decision Prohibiting Bahraini Activist Ms. Maryam Al Khawaja from Entering Egypt

August 27th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights strongly condemns the decision of Egyptian authorities prohibiting Bahraini Activist, Ms. Maryam Al Khawaja, from entering Egypt on the 26th of August, 2012.  Ms. Al Khawaja was banned from entering Egypt by Cairo airport security immediately after arriving in Cairo from Beirut.  Ms. Al Khawaja was then, unfortunately, deported to Europe upon instructions from a high level security authority. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR goes on its Campaign to Free Naglaa Wafa

August 26th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) has submitted an official complaint to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to work towards the immediate release of Ms. Nagla Wafa and the immediate halt of her continued flagellation. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR’s Conference Titled “Egypt’s New Democratic Constitution” Begins on Tuesday

August 26th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights will host a two-day conference titled “Towards a New Democratic Constitution” on Tuesday and Wednesday the 28th-29th of August 2012 at the Lotus Conference Hall in the Pyramisa Hotel in Dokki.  Partakers within the conference will include various university professors of law and political science, Honorary Members of Parliament, political activists, and Honorary Members of the National Constitutional Assembly. Read the rest of this entry »

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New setback of the freedom of expression in Egypt

August 23rd, 2012 by Editor

On August 23, 2012, Giza Criminal Court, in a session headed by judge Mohamed Fahim Darwish, ordered detaining Islam Afifi, editor-in-chief of Al Dostor newspaper following discussing his charges including insulting the Egyptian president according to the lawsuit no. 10443, year 2012. The lawsuit discussion was postponed to the court session dated September 16, 2012.  Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR Deplores the Attack on the German Embassy and Warns Against the Renewal of Violence

August 22nd, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights strongly condemns the recent attacks against the German Embassy, in which small rockets and explosive devices filled with nails and shrapnel were planted on the Embassy’s sidewalk.  EOHR sternly warns against the return to violence and the resurfacing of religious extremism. Read the rest of this entry »

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The continuation of the censorship policy & confiscation of the press

August 22nd, 2012 by Editor

EOHR condemns the confiscation of Al Shaab newspaper by authorities

 

EOHR fully condemns the confiscation of the Wednesday edition 22 august 2012 of weekly newspaper Al Shaab. The confiscation is according to some instruction by authorities inside of “Al Ahram” print houses. This came as a response to an article written by the newspaper editor-in-chief, Magdy Hussein, in which the latter criticized the head of the Egyptian Intelligence Office. Read the rest of this entry »

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