Archive for May, 2013

EOHR denounces the detention of Dr Yasser Burhami by Burj Al Arab Airport authorities

May 31st, 2013 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) condemns the detention of Dr. Yasser Burhami, deputy head of the Salafist Network, by Burj El Arab Airport authorities as a flagrant violation of the right to freedom of movement guaranteed under the Constitution and international covenants on human rights. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Muslim Brotherhood lays the foundations for a new police state by exceeding the Mubarak regime’s mechanisms to suppress civil society

May 30th, 2013 by Editor

The undersigned associations and organizations are deeply concerned by attempts to suppress civil society institutions, especially human rights organizations. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP),are currently seeking to curb the right to freedom of association through legal restrictions even more severe than those imposed by the Mubarak regime in Law 84/2002, through a bill titled “Civil Society Organizations” announced by the Presidency yesterday evening. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hearing for case against Hamada Al-Masri was postponed to tomorrow

May 29th, 2013 by Editor

The South Cairo Criminal Court in Al-Tagamu’ Al-Khamiis discussed lawsuit no.49 issued in 2013 against Hamada Badawi Muhammad Mohammad also known as Hamada Al-Masri and four others. The court decided to postpone the hearing of the case to Thursday, 30 May 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cairo Criminal Court postpones trial of three State Security officers accused of torturing five citizens

May 26th, 2013 by Editor

On Sunday 26 May 2013 the Cairo Criminal Court decided to postpone the first hearing of the trial against three former police officers (Emad Siyam, Wael Masilhi, Walid Farouk) to Thursday 30 May 2013, for the prosecutors to present their argument. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cairo Criminal Court ordered release of Hamada Al-Masri

May 25th, 2013 by Editor

South Cairo Criminal Court in Al-Tagamu’ Al-Khamiis discussed lawsuit no.49 issued in 2013 against Hamada Badawi Muhammad Muhammad also known as Hamada Al-Masri and four others. The court decided to postpone the trial of the case to next Wednesday and to release Hamada Al-Masri from police custody in the meantime. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR CONCLUDES FIRST TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR LEGAL EXPERTS ON DEALING WITH CRIMES OF TORTURE

May 21st, 2013 by Editor

On Tuesday 21 May 2013, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) completed its first training workshop for legal experts in how to deal with crimes of torture. The workshop was held over two days from 21 to 22 May 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Human rights organisations reject the government’s prioritization of the release of the seven kidnapped soldiers in Sinai over the fight against injustice suffered by the local population

May 21st, 2013 by Editor

The undersigned Egyptian human rights organizations have spoken out against the portrayal of the current crisis in Sinai, which broke out after seven soldiers were abducted in the region. They claim that there is a tension between the release of the seven kidnapped soldiers on the one hand, and the abolishment of injustice suffered by the people of Sinai on the other, such as prisoners detained in violation of the law. These human rights organisations warned that the authorities’ response to the security situation was short-sighted since it only sought the release of the abducted soldiers without addressing the roots of the current crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

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The First Capacity Building Workshop for Media Professionals

May 20th, 2013 by Editor

On the Monday 20 May 2013 the Egyptian Organisation of Human Rights (EOHR) began its first training workshop for legal professionals about crimes of torture. The workshop aims to train a group of lawyers, legal professionals and researchers in how to deal with crimes of torture in order to make a positive difference. The workshop is scheduled over two days; namely, Monday 20 and Tuesday and 21 May 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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A new lawsuit against political programmes on satellite channels

May 18th, 2013 by Editor

On Saturday, the investment department of the Court of Administrative Justice of the State Council decided to postpone the lawsuit of Sheik Yusuf al-Badri to July 1 in order for the submission of the necessary documents. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR Calls upon Prosecutor General to Investigate Torturing Mohamed Al Sayed

May 9th, 2013 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) denounces torturing Mohamed Al Sayed in Shobra Thani Police Station. In this regard, EOHR calls upon the prosecutor general and the Egyptian Minister of interior to open an immediate investigation on the severe physical torture incident that severely threatens the rule of law and the earnings of the revolution. Read the rest of this entry »

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