On the occasion of Eid al-Adha EOHR calls the President for the amnesty of the demonstration’s prisoners
September 14th, 2015 by Editor
On the occasion of Eid al-Adha
EOHR calls the President for the amnesty of the demonstration’s prisoners
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights asking the President of the Republic and the government for the release of all peaceful demonstrators sentenced under the demonstration law and who have not committed any violent crimes against citizens, and to reconsider the law to be compatible with international conventions on human rights and the Egyptian constitution.
“EOHR” also called for the release of prisoners who objected to demonstration law, and it is necessary to give the opinion owners a margin of democracy and freedom of expression and we should resort to the Constitution and international covenants on human rights.
“EOHR” emphasizes the human right to freedom of peaceful assembly as stated in Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which stipulates that “Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association”. As well as Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted in 1966 which stipulates that “The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized. No restrictions may be placed 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, the protection of public health or morals or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others”.
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights demanding for the release of the young prisoners who issued against them sanctions in cases related to breach of demonstration law No. 107 for the year 2013 and most of them students and young people who participated in the revolution of January 25, 2011 and June 30, 2013 revolution.
For his part, Hafez Abu Seada confirmed that the demonstration law contrasts with the agreements signed by Egypt, and it contrasts fundamentally with the new Egyptian Constitution, which guarantees the right to demonstrate, which means that this law contradict with the constitution and then it has to be modified.
Abu Seada added that the release of the young people who jailed because of their participation on the demonstrations or their expression of opinion is part of honoring the sons of January 25 Revolution which ended the state of tyranny and corruption.
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