The Egyptian organization for human rights (EOHR) CALLS FOR LEADING A QUICK INVESTGATION INTO THE MURDER COMMITTED BY ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS

April 19th, 2016 by Editor

The Egyptian organization for human rights (EOHR) CALLS FOR LEADING A QUICK INVESTGATION INTO THE MURDER COMMITTED BY ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS

       EOHR is expressing its condemnation concerning the recent killing of an Egyptian citizen by one of the police officers. AS the mentioned police officer started to fire live ammunition randomly which led to the death of one of the passing citizens and two others were injured. What happened considered being a crystal clear violation to the human right to life -which is the holiest right at all- and to the human and ethical values guaranteed by all the divine religions as well as the conventions on human rights.

The incidents of this case back to the altercation occurred on Tuesday 19/4/2016 in “Al Tagmo Al Khames, Fifth Aggregation” Cairo among the victims as a disagreement over a bill amount to a total 24 L.E which is the price of the drinks that had been  ordered by the police officer and his mates which led the police officer to intervene to disengage this fight and when he failed to settle it down he used his Mirri weapon (his governmental machine-gun) and shouted the victims which led to the death of one and the other two were injured.

Undoubtedly, EOHR confirms that the continuation of these practices after 25th and 30th revolutions is considered to be a violation to the human rights especially the right to life which was adopted in the global conventions on human rights as well as the Egyptian constitution.

Consequently, EOHR calls for a quick and immediate investigation into the murder of the mentioned citizen and the murderer must be brought to justice to be deterrent to anyone think of repeating those practices and assassinate the right to life of any ordinary citizen.

Moreover, EOHR calls for the necessity of drawing up a code of conduct to the police personnel and holding training courses for those for personnel to qualify them and raise their awareness of the methodology they need to communicate with their citizens. Also they have to be committed to the Egyptian constitution and the standards of the laws and to respect the fundamental human rights and freedoms. Also A strict regulations should be set to organize the use of the Miri weapons (the governmental weapons) concerning interacting with the citizens as those weapons should be used to counter the crimes not to intimidate the civilians.

Additionally, EOHR calls on the minister of interior to issue strict regulations for the police personnel regarding the commitment to restraint while interacting with the citizens in such cases and hold those who contravene those regulations fully accountable; to guarantee the citizens’ right to life and the personal security.

Furthermore, EOHR appeals to the importance of modifying the police law and emphasizing a continuous assessment to the police personnel concerning their commitment to the constitution, restraint and human dignity.

On his part, Hafez Abu seada –the president of EOHR- has criticized the incident emphasizing on the necessity of combating a quick and strict impunity to whoever violates the human rights in particular the right to life and personal security as he considered this to be a clear violation to the Egyptian constitution and the international conventions and norms on human rights.

Besides to that, Abu Seada described what happened as a criminality and called for zero tolerance with that kind of crimes which leads to terrorizing the civilians plus the tension in the relation between the police personnel and the civilians that result from this kind of crimes. Upon which the ministry of interior should give the police personnel a continuous training on the communication procedures used with the ordinary civilians.

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