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Egypt: 8 Months After Dr. Mohamed Morsi Assumed the Presidency, the Rapid Deterioration of the State of Human Rights in Egypt Must Be Halted

Egypt: 8 Months After Dr. Mohamed Morsi Assumed the Presidency, the Rapid Deterioration of the State of Human Rights in Egypt Must Be Halted | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

A review of the situation in Egypt over the last eight months raises serious concerns about the extent to which the state of human rights has rapidly deteriorated under the leadership of President Mohamed Morsi.

Indeed, the rights situation in Egypt currently appears even direr than it did prior to the revolution and the ouster of the former president. The country has merely traded one form of authoritarianism for another, albeit with some new features.

Under the former president, the independence of the judiciary and freedom of the press were never attacked as fiercely as they have been over the last eight months. Similarly, supporters of the National Democratic Party, the ruling party prior to the revolution, never practiced torture themselves, nor did they attack protestors in the way that supporters and members of the current ruling coalition of parties have done. Rather, during the era of the former president, such 'dirty work' was left to the security establishment and its hired thugs.

On 15 October 2012, on the occasion of the 100th day of Mohamed Morsi's presidency, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) issued a report entitled "After President Mohamed Morsi's first 100 days: Worrying indications for future of human rights, major crises remain unresolved" in which it warned that "human rights issues remained neglected and state authorities continued to violate human rights, even though the current president possesses more legislative and executive powers than any president before him. The absence of human rights issues from the president's 100-day plan, as well as their absence from his practices and policies over this period, has made it impossible to end the numerous violations and infringements of these rights and, indeed, has given rise to three major crises(...) The report also shows that the president has no clear policy on human rights questions. He did not address vital human rights issues in his first 100-day plan and did not attempt to benefit from various initiatives posed to confront and address these problems, including the 100-day plan drafted by the Forum of Independent Human Rights Organizations and submitted the day he assumed office." [1]

 

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Egypt: Rights Group Calls for Immediate Investigation On Al Gindy Torture Crime

Egypt: Rights Group Calls for Immediate Investigation On Al Gindy Torture Crime | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses worry for what Al Watan Newspaper published (..), on Mohamed Al Gindy, the Egyptian citizen that died under torture after he was arrested while celebrating the second memorial of the 25th of January anniversary. When the Egyptian Ministry of Justice stated that Al Gindy died in a car accident, Sherif Al Behiry, an eye witness, former member of Muslim Brotherhood, stated that the victim died under torture.

Sherif Al Behiry was a member of an 18-member-group of the brotherhood that went to the Central Security Forces Camp in Al Gabal Al Asfar Area to force the protesters to give confessions on the protest of January 28, 2013, specially receiving money from the National Salvation Front. The witness said that Al Gindy clashed with one of the police officers for unjustified arrest. Al Gindy was taken, from among 60 protesters mounted on a lorry, to a separate room and got tortured until death. The other citizens were tortured by the brotherhood members in another room.

 

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Egypt: EOHR Condemns Dragging a Citizen in Front of Etihadia Presidential Palace

Egypt: EOHR Condemns Dragging a Citizen in Front of Etihadia Presidential Palace | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) condemns dragging and undressing an Egyptian citizen on the ground in front of Al Etihadia Presidential Palace. The humiliated citizen video was televised by many local and international satellite channels. (....)

EOHR considers undressing and dragging an Egyptian citizen as a serious violation to the defected Egyptian constitution, drafted recently by only one political group. Article no. 31 mentioned that the Egyptian citizen's dignity is protected by the Egyptian state and community. It is also a serious violation to article IX of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and Article III of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stated that the Egyptian revolution started against the past regime as a result of torturing people in police stations and detention centers first then other demands came after that. He also confirmed that the responsibility of Etihadia Presidential Palace's incident is to be taken by not only the Central Security Forces or the Egyptian Ministry of Interior but also the Egyptian Government. The Egyptian prime minister met the security commanders and ordered them to use force to end the protest and the same did the Egyptian president. Freedom and Justice Political Party is also responsible for the violence; the party formed the government that reproduced the policies of Mubarak regime.

 

EOHR calls upon president Morsi to dissolve the current Egyptian government in order to meet the public's demands. The Egyptian security reform must come first during the democratic transformation era. EOHR also calls for having a judge investigating immediately the incident of undressing and dragging the citizen.

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Egypt: EOHR Calls Upon Minister of Interior to Undo Police Arming Decision

Egypt: EOHR Calls Upon Minister of Interior to Undo Police Arming Decision | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses worry for the official approval of General Mohamed Ibrahim, the Egyptian Minister of Interior, to import 100000 guns for arming the police soldiers and non-commissioned officers to face the outlaws. The import approval was given on February 16, 2013.(...)

EOHR views that arming policemen and drafting a new law for demonstration creates doubts regarding the way of dealing protesters in the near future. The massive arming of policemen opens the door to new policemen's violations. It could be an indicator to having security measures to deal with the opposition instead of the national dialogue that aims at gathering the political and social powers all together.

 

EOHR considers that arming the Egyptian police in this way comes in contradiction with Article III of the Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by staff, which stipulates that the use of force must be appropriate with the goal of intended project and the gravity of the crime. when training policing officers, the state should pay special attention to alternatives to the use of force, including the peaceful settlement of conflicts, and understanding the behavior of the public, and methods of persuasion, negotiation and mediation in addition to technical means (including non-lethal weapons and protective clothing for police), as well as the necessity to have an exceptional use of force.

 

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Egypt: Blocking Youtube Indicates Crisis of Public Freedoms in Egypt

Egypt: Blocking Youtube Indicates Crisis of Public Freedoms in Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

On February 9, 2013, the Egyptian Administrative Court decided blocking YouTube website and all the internet links lead to Prophet Mohamed insulting video for a month. The Egyptian prime minister and the head of the National Telecommunication Regulatory are assigned to take the required measures for activation of the court decision. (...)

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) stated that blocking YouTube depriving the Egyptians of their right to access to information, which represents collective punishment of the Egyptians and isolation from the outside world. the goal of this block is covering political crimes committed against the nation, while EOHR stresses that such decisions, elevated to the rank of judicial decisions are violations of the international standards on freely exchanging information, especially the article (19) of the International Covenant on civil and Political Rights, which guarantees the right of everyone to freedom of expression including the freedom to seek various forms of information and ideas, receiving and transferring to others without regard to borders, whether in writing or in print, arts, or through any other kinds of media of his choice. (...)

 

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