Human Rights Watch condemns Egypt constitution arrests - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

...Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the arrest of at least seven activists from the Strong Egypt party for hanging posters calling for a "no" vote in the forthcoming constitutional referendum.

 

 

Police arrested the activists in three separate incidents after finding them in possession of posters calling for a "no" vote in the week preceding the referendum.

“Egyptian citizens should be free to vote for or against the new constitution, not fear arrest for simply campaigning for a 'no' vote,” said Joe Stork, Middle East and North Africa deputy director. “Protecting the right to vote requires safeguarding the right to free expression.”...


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