بيانات وأخبار صحفية

4 April 2013

A CALL FOR LEGAL ACTION AGAINST GAMAL MUBARAK’S ASSETS IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS


We write as non-governmental organisations to warn of the presence of an asset (detailed below) in which Gamal Mubarak, the son of the former President of Egypt, has, or appears to have, a beneficial financial interest and/or an ownership stake.

25 March 2013

Human rights groups condemn the targeting and assault of individuals based on their identity in the Muqattam events

The undersigned human rights organizations are deeply concerned by reports and testimonies indicating that groups of demonstrators on Friday, 22 March, targeted individuals for the purpose of physically harming them.

21 March 2013

Human Rights Organizations from Across the Globe Call on UN to Protect Human Rights in the Context of Social Protest

March 20, 2013

GENEVA – As the United Nation’s Human Rights Council prepares to debate a draft motion on social protest, human rights organizations from around the world have joined their voices to call on the UN to provide meaningful protection for this essential democratic right.

 

20 March 2013

The Impact of World Bank Policy and Programmes on the Built Environment in Egypt

Despite billions of Egyptian pounds in infrastructure investment both from national and international sources, Egypt's cities, towns and villages continue to grow and function in much the same way they have over the last three decades, namely through self-reliance. There are varying degrees of deprivation such as shortages in housing, municipal services and transport--the three main ingredients of functioning communities-- while on the other hand, a minority is very well served.

17 March 2013

Ongoing violations of prisoners’ health: Mustafa Abd al-Baset is paralyzed and his condition requires medical release; delayed action puts his life in danger

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights held the Ministry of Interior fully responsible for the health and life of Mustafa Abd al-Baset Mohamed, who is serving a six-month prison sentence in the Zaqaziq General Prison. Abd al-Baset, a paraplegic, was paralyzed after a gunshot in his back severed his spinal cord. After visiting him in prison on 18 February with a doctor, the EIPR asked that the patient be immediately released on medical grounds.

16 March 2013

Invitation for a press conference: "The World Bank’s Impact on Egypt’s Built Environment" Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 12:00 p.m

Invitation for a press conference

"The World Bank’s Impact on Egypt’s Built Environment" 

14 March 2013

Egypt held to account for failing to protect women demonstrators from sexual assault

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has handed down a decision in a case concerning violence against four women journalists during a protest.

14 March 2013

A Call from the Arab Caucus at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, as represented in the Arab Caucus at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), are deeply concerned with the role of the leadership of our countries in the negotiations on the crucial issue of violence against women and girls.

10 March 2013

A Sharp Decline in Egypt’s Ranking in the “Open Budget Index 2012" - Egypt’s score dropped to 13 in the index in 2012 compared to 49 in 2010

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) has recently released the results of the Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2012, providing a comprehensive analysis of the state of budget transparency and accountability in countries around the world.

25 February 2013

LAS Secretary General welcomes convergence on universal standards, NGO Coalition develops

An NGO high level strategic conference urges the Arab League to adopt an effective human rights protection system, as an urgent requirement to meet expectations of the peoples and address major violations of and threats to universal human rights in the Arab region.

 

13 February 2013

Egyptian Court Orders 30-Day Ban On YouTube Over Hosting “The Innocence of Muslims” Video and There’s Plenty of Blame to Go Around

This weekend, Cairo Administrative Court issued a 30-day ban order on YouTube and all other websites that host or link to content from the anti-Islam film “The Innocence of Muslims,” which was protested worldwide after footage from the trailer was shown on Egyptian television.

29 January 2013

Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault condemns the attacks on women in Tahrir Square on Friday January 25th, the failure of political groups to secure the square and unprofessional media conduct

On Friday the 25th of January 2013, in the midst of large demonstrations marking the second anniversary of the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, horrific sexual crimes were committed against women in and around Tahrir square. Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault (OpAntiSH) received 19 reports of group sexual assaults against women in the area, which included the use of life-threatening violence in some cases.

17 January 2013

Invitation for a press conference

"25 January 2013: The Revolution Two Years On.. Injustice Continues"

State crimes remain unpunished: the Interior Ministry is above the law

and the Public Prosecution is missing in action

 

13 January 2013

Overturning of Mubarak and Adli Conviction Expected Outcome of a Flawed Trial

 

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said that the Court of Cassation’s ruling today to overturn the conviction of ousted president Mubarak and his interior minister Habib al-Adli was the expected outcome of a flawed, disappointing trial. The EIPR said that the retrial must avoid the grave mistakes of the first trial that led to the annulment of the judgments issued.


8 January 2013

Reuters photojournalist prosecuted by before military tribunal

The undersigned Egyptian human rights organizations strongly condemn the arrest of photojournalist Mohamed Sabry and his referral to an expedited military trial after he was detained while preparing a story for Reuters in the Rafah area in northern Sinai. We demand that Sabry be released immediately and that the Military Prosecution drop the charges of being present in a military zone without permission and taking photographs.

16 December 2012

Amended tax laws and postponed implementation: The Worst is yet to Come

In the midst of the crisis sparked by the first constitutional declaration issued on 22 November, President Mohamed Morsy issued several presidential laws by decree with economic consequences. The first, Law 100/2012, increased the price of Mazut supplied to electrical plants from LE1,000 to LE2,300 per ton. This is consistent with previous decrees raising electricity prices as an indivisible part of reducing energy subsidies.

12 December 2012

The President, his Group, and the Government Must Cease their Policy of Targeting Female Activists and Excluding Women from the Public Sphere

The undersigned feminist and human rights organizations express deep concern due to the escalation of state policies that reinforce the state of impunity and which refrain from protecting citizens and securing peaceful assemblies. The organizations also condemn the perpetuation of the approach of groups that support the regime in targeting female activists and excluding women from the public sphere through direct incitement and aggression.

 

25 November 2012

Against the backdrop of a land dispute on Qursaya Island: At Least Three Dead, Several Injured by Military Police and 25 Detained by Military Prosecutor

Three Egyptian rights organizations strongly condemned today the crimes committed by Military Police forces against residents of Qursaya Island, located in the governor ate of Giza, at dawn on Sunday, 18 November, which left at least three civilians dead and more than five others wounded.