بيانات وأخبار صحفية

4 January 2012

The Interior Minister Must Immediately Retract the ‘Shoot to Kill Bonuses’ Decision... The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights: The Policies of the New Minister Violate Police Law and Open the Gates of Hell

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemned the new policy of the Interior Minister that gives police officers a shoot to kill license, and offers bonuses to police officers who shoot and kill 'thugs'.

30 December 2011

Attacks Against Civil Society Organizations: A Grave Step Within A Broader Campaign Led By The Military Council to Defame and Stigmatize All The Revolutionist Forces Who Had An Active Role in The 25 January Proceedings

The undersigned organizations condemn the broad, ongoing attack on human rights organizations and civil society, which today included raids on several rights organizations that actively work to promote democracy.

27 December 2011

In Response to the Army and Police's Allegations: The EIPR Releases a Code of Conduct for Policing Demonstrations and Public Disorder

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said that the recurring statements made lately by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and Ministry of Interior officials about the legitimacy of the use of violence against demonstrators, are in clear breach of international laws and standards, and constitute an acknowledgment of the liability of army and police forces in the crimes committed against demonstrators over the past months.

26 December 2011

Three Soldiers to Be Tried for 'Manslaughter' in The Maspero Military Attacks

Military judges rule out live fire in the case of Mina Daniel and the rest of the Maspero martyrs, accepting that they were run over...

The trial pre-empts the results of the civilian investigative judge's report, aiming to protect soldiers from accountability...

22 December 2011

The Public Prosecutor Fails in Investigating the Mass Killings and Ill-Treatment of Prisoners during the Egyptian Revolution: EIPR urges African and UN Rapporteurs to Intervene

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) sent today urgent action requests to United Nations and African Commission special mechanisms, requesting their intervention regarding the unlawful killings, torture and denial of health care of prisoners since the January revolution.  

19 December 2011

On the Third Day of the Cabinet Confrontations Between Security forces and Demonstrators: The Latest Toll of Wounded and Arrested

11 Martyrs and More than 600 Wounded; At Least 203 Arrested… The Public Prosecutor Delays Providing Treatment to Those Detained… Security Forces Continue to Arbitrarily Arrest and Unlawfully Detain Demonstrators

1 December 2011

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights: Field Doctors Bear Witness to the Targeting of Field Hospitals in Tahrir Square by Security Forces and Military Police

A number of the field hospitals were targeted with tear gas canisters; several doctors were wounded and others arrested

26 November 2011

In an Investigation by the EIPR: Bullets of the Ministry of Interior Were Aimed to Leave Demonstrators Permanently Disabled

60 Eye Injuries in Kasr el-Aini Hospital Alone... High Rates of Injury to the Face and Upper Body... The Wounded Confirm That Their Eyes Were Directly Targeted

25 November 2011

A Week of Rich Pickings in Tahrir – 383 Arrests in Cairo Alone

Since the beginning of the attacks on demonstrators last Saturday, November 19th, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) has recorded at least 383 arrests in Cairo alone, and the referral of those arrested to prosecutors in Abdeen, Qasr el-Nil, and other prosecution offices.

25 November 2011

Egyptian Human Rights Organizations Stops their Participation in an International Campaign Against Gender Based Violence

Today marks the International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against Women, and we as feminist organizations wanted to take part in the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign by organizing events in Egypt, especially that this year’s theme is challenging Militarism and Ending Violence against Women.

22 November 2011

After Three Days of Brutal Violence Against Demonstrators: Egyptian Rights Organizations Demand Indictment of Leading Security Officers

The list includes leading officers from the Ministry of Interior, including al-Essawi and Sidhom; and from the Military Police, Badeen, al-Ruwaini... The government's resignation and acceptance of 'political responsibility' will not absolve those accused of killing and wounding hundreds

10 November 2011

NGOs Refuse to Meet with Governing Authorities

Egyptian rights groups: We refuse to attend meetings designed to improve the image of the repressive military council and its complicit government.

31 October 2011

The Interior Ministry Must Take Full Responsibility for the Death of Essam Atta

The three undersigned organizations believe that the criminal and political responsibility for the death of Essam Ali Atta Shalbi lies with Interior Minister General Mansour Essawy, Director of the Prisons Sector General Mohamed Naguib, and the warden of Tora high-security prison.

31 October 2011

A Leaf Out of Mubarak's Book: Arrest of an Activist Who Uncovered the Truth of a Massacre

We the undersigned, in our capacity as rights organizations, social movements, and political forces, announce our strong condemnation of the detention of the activist Alaa Abdel Fattah.

27 October 2011

Women's Organisations Allied in Solidarity with Dr. Basma Abd el-Aziz

The following group of allied Egyptian women's organisations wishes to express its condemnation of the threats faced by the psychologist and patients' rights activist Dr. Basma Abd el-Aziz, as well as her referral to administrative investigation based on the statement that she issued on Monday 24th October. Dr. Abd el-Aziz, in her capacity as Director of Information of the General Secretariat for Mental Health, issued a statement opposing the referral of political activists and opinion makers to mental hospitals, on the pretext of assessing their mental health. This was in reference to the referral of activist Maikel Nabil, subjected to a military trial on the charge of insulting the military, to the mental hospital in Abbassiya.

16 October 2011

Maspero: State Incitement of Sectarian Violence and Policy of Extrajudicial Killings

The undersigned organizations condemn the unprecedented extra-judicial killings and acts of violence committed by military police and central security forces, on the 9th of October in the Maspero area and central Cairo. Peaceful protesters demanding rights for Coptic citizens were attacked, leading to at least 25 deaths and 300 injuries, some critical.

20 September 2011

The Mubarak Regime Persists

The undersigned rights organizations decisively condemn the exploitation of the political crisis between the forces of the revolution and those managing the country’s affairs in the transitional period as an excuse to employ the same repressive tools and means that the regime of deposed president Hosni Mubarak used against its enemies and critics, while foregoing dialogue, negotiations, and political solutions in favor of the old security approach.

13 September 2011

Silence Is Not an Option! Syrians Cannot Afford to Wait!

Civil society organizations from across the Arab region call on the Arab League to suspend Syria's membership rights as human rights violations continue.

12 September 2011

EIPR Submits New Complaint against Ongoing Police Intimidation of those Injured in the Revolution

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) filed a second complaint with the Public Prosecutor on 4 September (no. 18404/2011) asking for an investigation into the ongoing police intimidation of Mohamed Marzouk, who was shot by police officers on Friday, 28 January (known as the ‘Friday of Rage’). Policemen are pressuring Marzouk to withdraw his complaint against them.

29 July 2011

World Hepatitis Day: Access to Information on the Quality, Safety and Efficacy of the "Egyptian Interferon" is a right to every HCV Patient in Egypt

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) issued a briefing note on the World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2011, presenting the most important features of the debate over the quality, safety and efficacy (QSE) of long-lasting interferon, produced by the Egyptian company Minapharm under the trade name 'Reiferon Retard', known by the media as 'Egyptian Interferon'.