September 30th, 2015 by Editor
The Egyptian Organization condemns the attack on the media delegation in the United States
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights condemned the attack, which occurred on the Egyptian journalists in the United States during the visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the United States for participating in the meetings of the seventieth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at the level of leaders.
Since the arrival of the delegation to the United States and they being subjected to harassment, Where some opponents of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi “Members of the Muslims Brotherhood” assaulted on Youssef al-Husseini, Mohamed Mustafa Sherdy and Wael El-Ibrashi in New York.
EOHR considers that what happened as a threat to the rights of journalists while on duty in a follow-up to the Egyptian president visit to the United Nations in the United States which represents an assault on their rights, especially in the state well known as its respect to the rights of journalists and freedom of opinion and expression, as well as the authorities did not deal with the event.
EOHR calls for an urgent actions to arrest the Brotherhood elements who assaulted on the members of the Egyptian media delegation accompanying President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during his visit to New York, and who they were attacked by elements of the Brotherhood while participating in a demonstration in front of the residence of the President in New York.
For his part, Hafez Abu Saada, The head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights confirmed that what happened is an attack on journalists rights which representing a threat to journalists during their work, in order to force them to abandon the Egyptian case and defend it in the international forums.
Abu Saada demanded the US authorities to deal with the event and the arrest of the accused perpetrators of assault on the Egyptian media delegation and the need to provide the appropriate protection for journalists and media during the performance of their work in the follow-up activities of presidential tours.
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