The Egyptian organization call the president for the Amnesty of the rest prisoners in the demonstration issues

June 17th, 2015 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights welcomes the decision of the President of the Republic on June 16, the release of 165 students from imprisoned for their penetration the demonstration law, and its hopes that the decision includes the rest prisoners in the demonstration issues.

Mr. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, issued a republican decree No. 257 of 2015, issued by the presidency on June 16, the release of 165 students from prisoners because of their penetration the demonstration law. The organization called for earlier the release of 206 imprisoned in the demonstration issues.

The Organization asserts the freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression in a peaceful manner, the right guaranteed by international charters and conventions, including Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, issued in 1966 that “The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized, and it’s not possible to but any restrictions on the exercise of this right other than those imposed in conformity with the law and which are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, public order, protection of public health or morals or the protection of the rights and freedoms “, and Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as” Per person has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. ”

Accordingly, the organization stresses the importance of this right, but at the same time emphasizes the importance of the exercise of this right away from the violence and bloodshed in order to preserve the values and principles of human rights.

As previously Egyptian Organization confirmed that the demonstration law in this way is only a clear narrowing on the right of citizens to demonstrate peacefully and its considered a defection of all the gains of the revolutions of the twenty-fifth of January and the thirtieth of June, which has to ensure the rights and freedoms of the citizens, and then the Egyptian organization demanding the Egyptian government to review and modify the law especially with regard to the severe sanctions  against peaceful protesters, and in this regard the organization demanding the immediate release of all peaceful demonstrators arrested in cases of demonstrated. It also welcomes the decision of amnesty for 165 of them.

For his part, the head of the organization “Hafez Abu Saada” welcomes the amnesty decision issued by the Presidency of the Republic and also stressed that the current demonstration law contradicts with the international obligations and agreements signed by Egypt as its significantly contradiction with the new Constitution, which stipulates that the right to demonstrate is guaranteed to all, which means that the opposition between this law and the Constitution, and then it has to be amended to be conformed with these international obligations, and the need to stop the legal commitments consequent of it up to the judgment.


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