EOHR Calls for Immediate Release of Ahmed Doma

May 2nd, 2013 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses intensive worry for detaining the political activist Ahmed Doma for 4 days in connection with insulting the Egyptian president. On April 30, 2013, the activist was summoned for questioning in Tanta Prosecution Office regarding his statements against president Morsi on two different screens.

Ahmed Doma’s wife affirmed that she does not have any information about him; she does not know where Ahmed is detained.

In this regard, EOHR calls for deleting article no. 179 of the penal code, related to insulting the state’s president.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stated that the abovementioned article is a major restriction against freedom of expression and press, which are guaranteed according to the international standards of human rights.  

EOHR is concerned by detention of political activists that is a severe violation to freedom of expression. EOHR also stresses on the immediate release of Ahmed Doma and deleting article no. 179 of the penal code, related to insulting the state’s president. 

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