Archive for December, 2014

A plea for the president: EOHR demands the release of the “Ithadiya” activists

December 29th, 2014 by Editor

The Misdemeanor Appellant court has released its verdict regarding the case of the Ithadiya protesters on the 28th of December 2014[1]. The court accepted the appeals of the 23 defendants and sentenced them to 2 years in Jail and 2 years of surveillance after they serve their sentence. The verdict came to replace the last one which gave the defendants 3 years in Jail and 10,000 EGP fine.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Referring of Fatima Naoot to the criminal court is a return to the cases of “Hisba”

December 29th, 2014 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses serious concerns on referring the Journalist and Writer Fatima Naoot to the criminal court for allegedly affronting religion. Last October Naoot posted a post on her Facebook page describing the Islamic Sacrifice as a “massacre”. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights issues its 22nd annual report for 2013

December 23rd, 2014 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights issues its 22nd annual report for 2013 on the 23rd of December, 2014. The report contains four main chapters. The First chapter displays and evaluates the most important legislative and legal developments related to Human Rights in Egypt throughout 2013. The second Chapter shows the results of the observation and documentation of the human rights situation in Egypt. The Third Chapter is on international views regarding the Human Rights situation in Egypt. The fourth and last chapter takes on the organization’s activities regarding documentation, observation, and the propagation of the culture of Human Rights in society. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights call upon the President not to approve the law that establishes the Health/Social Fund for the Judiciary

December 21st, 2014 by Editor

The Egyptian Organizationfor Human Rights expresses itsdeep concern over the proposed amendment tothe law ofthe establishment ofhealth and social services fundfor themembers of the civil and military Judiciary. The Law imposesastampworth10 Egyptian poundson every paper in any casethat is submitted to either to regularormilitary courtson their different degrees. The same fees are to belevied onallcertificatesextracted fromvariousjudicial bodiesand military courts. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Union for Human Rights and transitional justice organizations is to monitor the coming parliamentary elections, and recommends the issuance of a new law for NGOs

December 11th, 2014 by Editor

On the 11th of December 2014, the executive committee of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights (EUHRTJ) and transitional justice organizations held a meeting. The committee’s members discussed the role of their organizations regarding the electoral process for the next parliamentary elections. The committee’s decision was that the EOHR will monitor the electoral process via the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring Elections (ECME). Consequently, the union’s general assembly will hold a meeting to discuss related arrangements. Read the rest of this entry »

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On the Commemoration of the International Day for the Human Rights The Egyptian Organization for the Human Rights claims the government to elaborate reform procedures to improve the human rights record

December 9th, 2014 by Editor

On the 66th commemoration of the Universal Declaration for the Human Rights issued on 10th of December 1948, the Egyptian Organization for the Human Rights (EOHR) is renewing its claims in order to revise the current laws in force in Egypt, and then amending it with the related international agreements and treaties, based on the principles of the International Bill for the Human Rights. Read the rest of this entry »

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