بيانات وأخبار صحفية

28 July 2011

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.

13 July 2011

National Initiative to Rebuild the Police Force... A Police for the People of Egypt

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.

11 July 2011

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

5 July 2011

Human Rights Organisations Challenge the Referral of a Young Woman to Military Court

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.

4 July 2011

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

30 June 2011

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

20 June 2011

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.

19 June 2011

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

7 June 2011

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.

5 June 2011

In Post-Mubarak Egypt: Victim of Police Shooting is Detained for Assault

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.

17 May 2011

Supreme Military Court Sentences Minor to Death... EIPR Urges Immediate Suspension of the Sentence and a Full Review of Cases Heard by the Military Judiciary

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is deeply troubled and concerned about the death sentence issued by the Supreme Military Court against four persons convicted of kidnapping and assaulting a young woman (case no. 390/2011/East Cairo/criminal). The sentence of death by hanging was issued yesterday, 16 May, 2011. Even more troubling, one of the defendants in the case is a minor (age 17).

14 May 2011

EIPR Releases Findings of Field Investigation into Imbaba Events

Rights Monitors and Eyewitnesses Concur that Security Failed to Protect Lives and Churches... Resorting to Street Justice and the Use of Weapons by Both Sides Threatens Wider-Scale Violence

9 May 2011

EIPR Update: Sectarian Clashes in Imbaba, Giza

The government will “strike hard” anyone “who compromises Egypt’s national security” Justice Minister Abdel-Aziz El-Guindy said yesterday during a press conference on Saturday’s clashes in Imbaba.

9 May 2011

Sectarian Crimes in Imbaba Threaten a Civil War and a Return to Organized Terrorism... Yes to the Rule of Law and the Natural Judge, No to Military Trials

The undersigned human rights organizations express their profound unease at the rising wave of sectarian violence, which threatens to drag Egypt into Muslim-Christian civil strife, after it has become clear that those in charge of administering the country’s affairs in the transitional period following the removal of key figures of Mubarak’s rule have failed to assume their responsibility to enforce the rule of law, protect the lives of citizens, secure guarantees for religious

8 May 2011

EIPR Blog Post: Attacks on Mar Mina Church in Imbaba, Giza

EIPR senior researcher Sarah Carr was in Imbaba last night and wrote the following account of the violent Muslim-Christian clashes that left at least 12 dead and over 200 injured.

28 April 2011

Letter from African NGOs to African States re Syria’s Candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council

Letter from African NGOs to the member states of the African group in the UN regarding Syria’s candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council, April 28, 2011.

19 April 2011

EIPR/NALI Workshop Participants Reflect on the Role of the African Human Rights System in Recent Uprisings

Cairo, April 19, 2011 – The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), in partnership with the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR), conducted a workshop in Tunisia earlier this month (April 5, 6 & 7) on “The African Human Rights System: Practical Steps for Creating Effective Litigation Strategies.”

10 April 2011

Army Shootings Against Civilians a Dangerous Precedent for Which There Must be Accountability... A Joint Human Rights Report on the April 9 Attack in Tahrir Square

The signatory human rights organizations to this report strongly condemn the Egyptian army’s use of firearms against protestors in Tahrir square and its surrounding areas during the early hours of April 9th.