Archive for December, 2012

Press Conference Discussed New Book on Constitution

December 31st, 2012 by Editor

On Monday, December 31, 2012, 12 pm, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) held a press conference discussed a new book entitled “New Democratic Constitution for All the Egyptian People”. The press conference, located at the headquarters of EOHR, was attended by media specialists, professors of law, parliamentarians, members of the National Constituent Assembly, public figures, representatives of the Egyptian political parties and civil society organization, especially those who have research papers included in the book. Read the rest of this entry »

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Banning Congratulation of Christians

December 27th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) denounces the Fatwa, Islamic opinion, issued by the Religious Commission for Rights and Reforms that bans congratulating Christians in their festivals and holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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Press Conference to Discuss New Book on Constitution

December 27th, 2012 by Editor

On Monday, December 31, 2012, 12 pm, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) holds a press conference to discuss a new book entitled “New Democratic Constitution for All the Egyptian People”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Doaa Al Adl is accused of contempt of religions

December 27th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses sorrow for the status of the freedom of expression in Egypt after the revolution. Hesba lawsuits returned to restrict the right of thought, expression and creativity, especially in the shadow of the decision issued by the Prosecutor General, Judge Talat Abdollah, refereeing Doaa Al Adl, caricaturist of Al Masry Al Youm Newspaper to the prosecution for investigation. The caricaturist was accused to religion contempt when she criticized those who voted “yes” to the draft constitution in the referendum. She pictured someone says “If you voted “yes” like me, you would not have been dismissed from the paradise.” One of the Egyptian citizens filed the police report no. 4654/2012 accusing her of insulting prophets, especially prophet Adam. Read the rest of this entry »

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Egypt’s constitution passes

December 26th, 2012 by Editor

Supreme Election Commission ignores court challenges

The Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi signed a decree Tuesday night that put the new constitution into effect after the Supreme Election Commission announced the official results of the referendum held over the past two weekends. It said the constitution has passed with a 63.8 percent “Yes” and 36.2 percent “No”. Turnout of 32.9 percent of Egypt’s nearly 52 million registered voters was lower than most other elections since the uprising nearly two years ago that ousted authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. Morsi is expected to call for a new election of parliament’s lawmaking lower house within two months. Read the rest of this entry »

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Revolving Door “Ballot” Appeared in Minia

December 22nd, 2012 by Editor

On December 22, 2012, voting in the second phase of the national referendum on the country’s first post-uprising draft constitution continued in the shadow of electoral bribery emerging in midday as well as violations that are not different from those documented during the first phase such as clashes, early closing of some polling stations, campaigning and distribution of nutritive materials for influencing voters to vote “yes” for the draft constitution. Read the rest of this entry »

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Electoral Bribery Emerges in Midday

December 22nd, 2012 by Editor

On December 22, 2012, voting in the second phase of the national referendum on the country’s first post-uprising draft constitution continued in the shadow of electoral bribery emerging in midday as well as violations that are not different from those documented during the first phase such as clashes, early closing of some polling stations, campaigning and influencing voters to vote “yes” for the draft constitution. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vote “Yes” for Victory of Islam

December 22nd, 2012 by Editor

On December 22, 2012, voting in the second phase of the national referendum on the country’s first post-uprising draft constitution continued in the shadow of electoral violations that are not different from those documented during the first phase such as late opening of polling stations, clashes and campaigning to vote “yes” for the draft constitution. Read the rest of this entry »

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Late opening of polling stations in many Egyptian governorates

December 22nd, 2012 by Editor

An estimated 25.5 million voters – out of a total 51.3 million – in 17 Egyptian governorates are expected to head to the polls today, December 22, 2012, in the second phase of the national referendum on the country’s first post-uprising draft constitution. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mubarak-style referendum in wake of revolution: Rights groups demand restage of round one of referendum

December 17th, 2012 by Editor

Violations included the barring of civil society from polling stations, FJP members being given exclusive authority to monitor by the NCHR, the impersonation of judges authority, the intimidation and terrorizing of citizens, and political violence

On December 15, 2012, Egyptians voted in a referendum on a new draft constitution. This first round of the referendum saw voting in ten governorates, which account for approximately 50 percent of all registered voters. Read the rest of this entry »

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