Counterterrorism observatory: EOHR condemns ElArish explosions and calls for a strategy to protect the right to life

October 20th, 2014 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) condemns ElArish terrorist attack of last Sunday, 19 October 2014, which killed and injured 12 Egyptian valiant soldiers, and calls for the quick arrest of the perpetrators of the crime, to bring them to justice and punish them with the severest penalties.

On Sunday a bomb exploded in one of the streets in AlMosaad, ElArish, while armored vehicles of the army were passing by, killing seven soldiers and injuring four others.

This terrorist attack is the third in three days, with a series of explosions aiming at the Egyptian soldiers, police forces and a number of innocent citizens. Two police men were killed on Thursday 16 October 2014, in a bomb attack to their car in ElArish, two from the security forces died on Saturday 18 October, and the explosion in ElEsaaf street outside Gamal Abd ElNasser metro in Cairo on Tuesday 14 October injured 14 citizens.

EOHR offers its sincere condolences to the families of the martyrs of duty, asserting that war to terrorism is a battle to be fought by the whole nation.

The Organization calls for an effective and quick strategy to arrest the terrorists involved in such criminal acts and refer them to trial to implement the rule of law to avoid that others be tempted to commit the same crimes. This strategy has to include all the means that secure the protection of the policemen and the army from the systematic attacks of these groups.

Hafez Abo Seada, president of the Organization, asserted that the death of Egyptian soldiers, among the police forces and the army, and innocent citizens violates the fundamental human rights, as the right to life, freedom and personal security, stressing that Egypt has to work hard in order to eradicate terrorism and eliminate this phenomenon that is trying to tamper with the destiny of this nation.

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