The Terrorism Observatory condemns the Mary Mina Church attacks

December 29th, 2017 by Editor

The Terrorism Observatory condemns the Mary Mina Church attacks

The Terrorism Observatory of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights and the Arab Federation for Human Rights strongly condemns the terrorist attack that targeted Mary Mina Church in the Suburb of Helwan in Cairo. The attack which took place on Friday the 29th of December, 2017 left 9 people dead and 10 others wounded. The terrorist attacked the worshipers at the Church using an automatic weapon; The attacker was later shot by security forces and apprehended alive. 

The Observatory sends its deep condolences to the people of Egypt and the families of the victims and stresses that such attacks are manifestations of barbarism that violate the most basic human rights, especially the right to life. The attack is also a violation of freedom of faith and the right to security. Those rights and freedoms are all stipulated and guaranteed by the universal declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The Observatory considers terrorism a grave threat to humanity as a whole and reaffirms the fact that it is violation of human rights. The Observatory calls upon the international community and the government of Egypt to take all measures to combat terror in accordance with the principles of human rights.

Finally, the Observatory stresses the importance of prosecuting and holding accountable individuals who carryout acts of terrorism in accordance with the law and the constitution.



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