EOHR submits a draft legistlation on the compensation of vicitims of Terrorism to Egypt’s House of Representatives

December 20th, 2016 by Editor

EOHR submits a draft legistlation on the compensation of vicitims of Terrorism to Egypt’s House of Representatives

Out of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) belief in the supreme principles and values of human rights, and our of EOHR’s recognition of the sacrifices of the Egyptian Police, Armed Forces people in their existintial war on terror; EOHR has submitted a draft law on the compensation of vicitims of terrorism to the suggestions and compaints commitee of Egypt’s House of Representatives. The law stipulates that the state should compensate victims of terrorism be them policemen, soldiers or civilians as follows. 1 million EGP to the family of every martyr who lost his life in a terrorist attack, and a monthly pension of 2,500 EGP in addition to their original pensions. As for the wounded, each victim should get 500,000 EGP in compensation from the state.

EOHR hopes that the Egyptian parliament passes this law without any ammendments that would impede its aims or alter its essense.

From his side, Hafez Abu Seada, president of EOHR, said that this law is least that can be done to reward the vicitims of terrorism and their families. Abu Seada added that this law is an effort by EOHR to enhance Egyptian civil society’s contribution to the war on terrorism and the preservation of the rights of its vicitims.

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