Egyptian rights groups: We refuse to attend meetings designed to improve the image of the repressive military council and its complicit government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Civil society organizations from across the Arab region call on the Arab League to suspend Syria's membership rights as human rights violations continue.
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.
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'.
In a Detailed Testimony from the Sidelines of the Events in Abbassiya: EIPR Lodges Complaint for Activist Gharbeia's Unlawful Detention
On Tuesday the 26th July, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor concerning the illegal detention of Amr Gharbeia, its Technology and Freedoms Progra Officer, at the hands of three people who claimed that he was a spy and member of the April 6th Movement. During his detention, which lasted about eight hours, Gharbeia underwent various forms of physical and verbal attacks.
It is impossible to ignore the significance of the day on which Egypt's revolution started – the 25th January, the day on which the country used to celebrate National Police Day. It is also impossible to ignore the significance of the 28th January, when the dynamism of the revolution forced the defeated police force out of the conflict. That was a sign of the beginning of the end of the system, for its tyrannical hand had been cut off.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Files a Petition with the Public Prosecutor, Demanding to Open the File on Police Intimidation of Those Injured During the Revolution
Police officers in the Marg Police Department are putting widespread pressure on citizens to drop their complaints, and then pursue citizens who complain about this pressure
Mohamed Marzouk, who is living away from home for fear of his pursuit by police officers, has been held in an undisclosed location so that he would drop his complaint and has suffered threats against his family
The EIPR demands the provision of real protection to him and to all families of the martyrs and the injured
The Nadim Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, and the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre today filed a lawsuit before the Court of Administrative Justice against the head of the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces and others, challenging the referral of a young girl to the military court. Suit no.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights announces the results of its field investigation into the clashes between police and demonstrators on the 28th and 29th June
- Police Aggression: Violations of the Law and Excessive Violence against Demonstrators on 28th and 29th June
- Demonstrators and 'security' both took part in violence...however the police completely turned the tide by illegally using various forms of violence
- The police verbally abused the demonstrators and their methods of engagement worsened, targeting demonstrators from behind and using chains and knives
The Ban on Electro-Shock Therapy Device Exposes Need for a More Active Role for Supervisory Bodies in Protecting Mental Health Patients
The continued use of the device after many years moved a group of doctors to urge the Ministry of Health to issue a decree halting its use
Seven Human Rights Groups Call for the Adoption of a Package of Urgent Measures: Continuing Armed Attacks on Hospitals Reveal State Failure in Protecting Lives
Military police officers assigned to protect medical establishments are not armed, and the police apparatus is not fulfilling its basic function.
The Front for the Defence of Egyptian Demonstrators Calls upon Essawi to Suspend Officers Accused of Violence against Citizens During the Revolution
The Front calls on the Minister of the Interior to use articles 53 and 83 from the Police Law and to review the situation of all accused officers
Changes to the Implementing Regulations of the Law for the Care of Mental Patients are a Regressive Measure which Violates the Law
The EIPR contests Minister of Health's decree before the State Council
After Meeting with Businessmen: Finance Minister Meets with Economic Experts and Civil Society Representatives to Discuss New State Budget
Director of EIPR’s Right to Health Program discusses health spending in the new budget and proposes more effective alternatives.
EIPR senior researcher Sarah Carr reports from the Giza court.
Malek Adly, a lawyer with the Hisham Mubarak Law Center, is waiting inside the secretariat of the South Giza Chief Prosecutor for a chance to see the Chief Prosecutor. He is to launch an inquiry into why last month a traffic policeman shot Tuk-Tuk driver Mahmoud Sobhy twice and why Sobhy was then himself taken from hospital to a police station cell and charged with assault.