EOHR Strongly Condemns the murder of Mariam Abdel Salam and calls upon the British authorities to immediately investigate her death

March 16th, 2018 by Editor

 

EOHR Strongly Condemns the murder of Mariam Abdel Salam and calls upon the British authorities to immediately investigate her death

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) strongly condemns the murder of Mariam Mostafa Abdelsalam an Egyptian student in the City of Nottingham in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.  Mariam an18-year-old girl was brutally attacked about three weeks earlier by a group of 10 females at a bus stop at the city on Nottingham according to eye witness reports. The attack left her in a coma since then. Mariam succumbedto her injuries this morning and passed away. The attack is reported to have been caught on surveillance cameras in the surrounding areas. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR calls for the suspension of all investigations of cases relating to Freedom of Expression and Opinion

March 8th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR calls for the suspension of all investigations of cases relating to Freedom of Expression and Opinion

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the latest disturbing developments still unraveling in Egypt over the past few days. The most alarming among these developments was the arrest of playwright Walid Atef and Director Ahmed Al Garhi on account of their latest play (Sulieman Khater). Atef and Al Garhi were referred to the military prosecution and have been in military custody ever since. The military prosecution accused both Atef and Al Garhi of insulting the Armed Forces and the artists are expected to stand military trial because of their artistic work. Its worth mentioning that the play narrated the story of Sulieman Khater an Egyptian border guard who shot and killed seven Israeli individuals on the Egyptian Israeli border in October 1985. Khater was trialed and sentenced to life imprisonment however he was found dead in his cell 9 days after the verdict leaving a controversial legacy that lasts to this day in Egyptian society. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR strongly Condemns the arrest of Journalist Mai Al Sabagh

March 3rd, 2018 by Editor

EOHR strongly Condemns the arrest of Journalist Mai Al Sabagh

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the recent detention of Journalist Mai Al Sabagh and photographer Ahmed Mostafa in Alexandria. Al Sabagh and Mostafa were arrested for making an investigative video report with a number of Tram inspectors near Masr train Station in Al Manshia district of Alexandria. The police arrested them and referred them to the prosecution and the prosecutor charged Al Sabagh and Mostafa of possessing recording equipment with the aim of spreading false news to undermine public security and the state, harm national interests and recording material without approval from the ministry of culture.  Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR responds to outrageous claims made by shady organizations based in Europe

February 25th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR responds to outrageous claims made by shady organizations based in Europe

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deep indignation regarding false and unfounded allegations made by a shady organization that goes by the name “Euroscope for Middle Eastern Affairs”. The shady organization’s website [1] has posted a number of articles that contains a string of baseless and needless to say ridiculous accusations against EOHR. These allegations echo accusations made by another shady organization called I UN Watch in September 2017. I UN Watch should not be confused with UN Watch which happens to be a respected organizationand I UN Watch apparently adopted a similar name to mislead the reader and give credence to their deception. Accusations against EOHR vary from abusing ECOSOC privileges to selling our services to receiving funds from the UAE and covering up human rights abuses in Egypt and other Arab countries. EOHR is one of the oldest Human Rights NGOs in Egypt and the Arab world. Founded in 1985 EOHR has been a vocal defender of human rights causes in Egypt and has paid a heavy price to remain strong, independent and faithful to the principles of justice. So, suggesting that EOHR will cover up or hide any human rights abuses it finds or sees is unthinkable and contradicts the reality of EOHR’s activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR calls upon the Public Prosecutor to suspend investigations of complaints filed against opposition political forces calling for a boycott of the upcoming presidential elections

February 7th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR calls upon the Public Prosecutor to suspend investigations of complaints filed against opposition political forces calling for a boycott of the upcoming presidential elections

 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its concern regarding the investigation of complaints filed against political parties and forces that called for a boycott of the March 2018 Presidential elections. Read the rest of this entry »

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2018 Egyptian Presidential Race After several potential Bids for the Presidency, only 2 official candidates!

February 1st, 2018 by Editor

2018 Egyptian Presidential Race

After several potential Bids for the Presidency, only 2 official candidates!

 

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has officially announced the preliminary list of candidates for the upcoming presidential elections. The list included only 2 candidates, them being the incumbent president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Mr. Mousa Mostafa Mousa leader of El-Ghad Party.

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EOHR Strongly condemns the armed assault on Justice Hesham Geneina

January 28th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR Strongly condemns the armed assault on Justice Hesham Geneina

 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) strongly condemns the armed assault on Justice Hesham Geneina the former Chairman of the Central Auditing Organization one of Egypt’s top anti corruption agencies. Mr. Geneina is also a senior member of former potential presidential candidate Lieutenant General Sami Anan who was arrested recently for not acquiring legal permission from the military to run for office. The attack on Mr. Geneina took place on Saturday the 27th of January in New Cairo, and it left him with severe injuries that included a broken leg, as well as face a head lacerations.

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The Political and Legislative climate of the upcoming Presidential Elections

January 22nd, 2018 by Editor

The Political and Legislative climate of the upcoming Presidential Elections

Elections are the backbone of any democratic system, as they are the vehicle through which we can build and maintain a civil, democratic and pluralistic society. Elections also embodies the Egyptian citizen’s basic right of political participation in a democratic society and it’s the citizen’s say in the decision-making process. Elections offer the basis of the government’s accountability to the people and is the ultimate display of the will of the average citizen that guarantees his undeniable right to choose the government that serves and represents him. This entire process takes place within a legal context which should be sound and reflective of popular aspirations and will. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights will monitor the upcoming 2018 presidential race

January 18th, 2018 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights will monitor the upcoming 2018 presidential race

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) decided that it will setup an election observation mission to monitor the 2018 presidential elections this spring. EOHR submitted requests to the National Elections Commission (NEC) to obtain permits for the 1650 members of our observation mission. The Ministry of Social Solidarity has approved EOHR’s request for preliminary approval and certification of accreditation and has informed the NEC of these steps. All of these measures were taken in accordance with decree No. 8 of 2018 which pertains to the regulation of local and international civil society’s role in monitoring the upcoming presidential race. Read the rest of this entry »

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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.  Read the rest of this entry »

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