Archive for December, 2012

Absence of judicial supervision affects fairness and transparency of referendum

December 15th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Coalition for Electoral Observation is deeply concerned about the increasing number of complaints since 8 am against absence of juridical supervision on referendum in many polling stations in the 10 governorates included in the first round. The coalition also received complaints against adding polling stations to each other in Al Solb Al Gadida and Al Solb Al Kadima Schools, Ali Ibn Abi Taleb School. Read the rest of this entry »

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Massive campaigning for voting “yes” continues

December 15th, 2012 by Editor

Egyptians continuing voting Saturday in a referendum on a new constitution to replace the one suspended after the 2011 revolution. Electoral violations continued specially influencing voters to vote “yes”, absence of juridical supervision and banning media specialists and NGOs observers from entering the polling stations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Massive campaigning for voting “yes” in the constitutional referendum

December 15th, 2012 by Editor

Egyptians vote Saturday in a referendum on a new constitution to replace the one suspended after the 2011 revolution. Here are some basic facts and figures on the vote. There are two rounds of voting — the first on Saturday and the second on Dec. 22. Polls open at 8:00 am and close at 7:00 pm local time. The ballot paper has two options: “agree” or “don’t agree.” More than 26 million people in 10 of Egypt’s 27 governorates are eligible to vote. Saturday’s voting includes Egypt’s most populated cities, Cairo and Alexandria, which together account for nearly nine million voters. Also voting will be in Nile Delta. Read the rest of this entry »

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CSOs Observe the referendum on the new constitution

December 12th, 2012 by Editor

Within the concern of the civil society organizations to have an important, effective and impartial party aiming at the promotion of democracy and the guaranty of the fairness and impartiality of elections in accordance with international standards for free and fair elections. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR forms an operation room for observing the referendum

December 12th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) forms an operation room for observing the referendum on December 15, 2012. EOHR emphasizes that electoral observation is a free right of the local and international civil society organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Civil society organizations warn of potential rigging of constitutional referendum, demand that NCHR be excluded from referendum monitoring and oversight of civil society

December 12th, 2012 by Editor

The undersigned organizations are deeply concerned about the potential for rigging during or after the referendum on the proposed draft constitution, especially after the press conference convened today by the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), at which it was announced that organizations seeking to monitor the vote must obtain authorization from the Council. The undersigned groups further reject the NCHR as a custodian over civil society organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR Calls for Releasing Maadi’s Protesters

December 8th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) is deeply concerned about the continuing arresting the peaceful protesters and calls upon the Egyptian government to immediately release the rest of persons accused of attacking the headquarters of Muslim Brotherhood in Maadi. It also calls for providing the accused persons with fair trial safeguards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Protests Turn Violent

December 6th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) is deeply concerned about the violence witnessed in Egypt yesterday.  Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed with opposition protesters outside the presidential Etihadia palace on Wednesday in the fiercest violence of the country’s two-week-old political crisis, pelting each other with stones and molotov cocktails and intensifying the pressure on Egypt’s embattled new government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Egypt’s media protests “tyranny”

December 5th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights is deeply concerned about the situation of the press in the new constitution and that, according to Article forty-eighth of the final draft of the Constitution. As it included aggression on the power of the press and restrict its freedom, especially after the Constituent Assembly insisted not to cancel freedom-deprivation penalties. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR forms an operation room for December 4th protests

December 4th, 2012 by Editor

Due to the current political and security circumstances in Egypt, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) forms an operation room for December 4th, 2012 protests. Read the rest of this entry »

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