EOHR Calls Upon Minister of Interior to End Use of Force with Civil Protesters

March 4th, 2013 by Editor

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses worry for the violence waves against the Egyptian civil protesters this week in different Egyptian provinces. EOHR denounces the unjustified brutal force used by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior to end the civil protests, which does not comply with the international standards of human rights.

The Egyptian Ministry of Health declared death of 5 Egyptian citizens in addition to 586 injured persons including 16 injured with gunshots in Cairo and Port Said yesterday only. 

EOHR followed up the violence incidents in Dakahlia, Port Said and Cairo, which left causalities and damages added to the human and possessions’ loses of the 25th of January Revolution in 2011. Since the revolution, investigations on these kinds of violence incidents lead to nothing and the perpetrator is always unknown. 

EOHR views that arming policemen and drafting a new law for demonstration creates doubts regarding the way of dealing protesters in the near future. The massive arming of policemen opens the door to new policemen’s violations. It could be an indicator to having security measures to deal with the opposition instead of the national dialogue that aims at gathering the political and social powers all together.    

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, criticized using force against the civilian protesters who call for their political, civil, economical and social rights, according to the international standards for human rights. 


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