EOHR Files Official Report to Prosecutor General on Attack of Abu Seada

March 25th, 2013 by Editor

On March 25, 2013, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) submitted the official report no. 851, year 2013 to the Prosecutor General Office for investigation on the attack against Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR in front of the Egyptian Media Production City.

In his official report, Abu Seada stated that while he was going to the Egyptian Media Production City on Sunday, March 24, 2013, to participate as a guest in “Gomla Mofida Talk Show” on MBC television. Abu Seada was accompanied by Dr. Hassan Nafa, professor of political science while faced a huge gathering of young men. After the midnight, following the talk show recording, Abu Seada and Nafa, the young men stopped the guests’ car no. 7912 H B, owned by the television and asked Abu Seada to leave the car. The young men destroyed the car windows, opened the doors and tried dragging Abu Seada from the car. The car driver moved quickly from the site and saved Abu Seada from that certain murder attempt. What happened last night is a serious violation to the freedom of expression.

Abu Seada in his report also stated that the incident is criminalized according to the Egyptian penal code:

Article 280: punishment of those who arrest or detain anybody without public orders issued by concerned bodies

Article 45: attempt is doing things aimed at committing a crime, but stopped without intention of the perpetrator

Article 40: criminal parties include:

Those who urge others to commit crimes or misdemeanors

Article 375:

2-year imprisonment maximum and LE 100-fine are given to those who terrorize, threaten or intimidate others

By the end Hafez Abu Seada, called upon the Prosecutor General to open immediate investigation on the violence incident in front of the Egyptian Media Production City, as a result to the statements of Hazem Salah Abu Ismail and Assem Abdel Maged inviting people to blockade the Media City.           


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