The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) calls for dropping the file of the foreign funding case

September 17th, 2016 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) calls for dropping the file of the foreign funding case

On Saturday 17/09/2016 the criminal court of Cairo delivered its verdict at the judge’s request of freezing and seizure the funds and assets of Hossam Bahgat , Gamal Aid and seize the funds of Bahi Eldin Hassan, Mostafa Al Hassan and Abd Al Hafiz Tail and seize the funds of their human rights center which is the center of “the right to education” and Hisham Mubarak center “Cairo for Human Rights studies” and the centers’ staff were excluded from this decision of seizure the funds in the case no. 173/2011 also known as “foreign funding case” as a number of 12 organization till now were charged with endangering the national security and were facing the decisions of travel ban, assets freezing and closure based on the charges against them such as receiving a foreign funding from international entities to destabilize the public peace in Egypt.

Moreover, EOHR expresses its deep concern on the restriction of the human rights activists which is considered as a clear violation to the right to Assembly and the freedom of expression and opinion guaranteed under the international covenants on human rights.

Furthermore, EOHR calls for dropping the file in this case and to modify The Civil Associations and Institutions Act No. 84 of 2002 in order to build contractual relations between the civil society organizations and the government based on the respect of the provisions of constitution and the international covenants on human rights.

Additionally, Hafez Abu Seada –President of EOHR- has confirmed that there is no doubt that CSOs played a very important role in the political and democratic reformation in Egypt and carried the reformation flag to establish a new democratic system based on respecting the fundamental human rights and freedoms among them the right to assembly and the freedom of expression and opinion.

Consequently, Abu seada calls for enacting a new legislation which guarantees the freedom of CSOs in Egypt and to be consistent with the international covenants on human rights ratified by Egypt especially that there is already a draft law submitted for adoption by the parliament in the ministry of social solidarity.

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