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حداد على خالد سعيد

 

Abdu Returns and the attack on human rights defenders in Egypt begins

On Saturday 22 May 2010 a case against two Egyptian human rights defenders, Gamal Eid (Director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information) and Ahmed Seif El-Islam (Founder of the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre), and blogger Amr Gharbeia will commence. The case is brought against them by Abdel Fattah Murad, a judge and writer of a book on the legal and scientific origins of blogging, accusing them of defamation, extortion, threat, and misuse of communication tools.

 

Urge Egyptian Authorities to stop returning Eritrean asylum seekers to Eritrea

Amnesty International issued a request for an urgent action and calls upon its members and non members to write to the Egyptian authorities to stop forcibly returning Eritrean assylum seekers to Eritrea where they will be at risk of torture and other ill treatment. 

 

For more information on these cases and on how to take action, read below:  

                    

Amnesty International: Assault on human rights defender a further obstruction to effective investigation of torture

PUBLIC STATEMENT

AI Index: MDE 12/008/2008 (Public)

Date: 02 May 2008

Egypt: Assault on human rights defender a further obstruction to effective investigation of torture

The assault on a human right defender and doctor denouncing torture in Egypt two days ago is a disturbing development at a time when the Egyptian authorities purport to be combating torture.

Amnesty International calls for investigation of police killings during Mahalla Demonstrations

PUBLIC STATEMENT
AI Index: MDE 12/006/2008 (Public)

Date: 11 April 2008

Egypt: Arrests of Kefaya movement leaders, investigation needed into police killings

The arrests of Kefaya movement leaders George Ishak and Fathi al-Hefnawy following protest demonstrations this week in which two people were killed by police, represents a deeply disturbing development, Amnesty International said today.

قلبي معك يا مصر … وحقك تغضب يا مصري

لن أكون في مصر يوم 6 إبريل لأشارك في الاضراب ولكن قلبي معك يا مصر ومع كل مصري يعاني من هذه الأيام التي اتمنى ان تشهد في نهاية هذا النفق المظلم نوراً يضئ لنا مستقبلنا ويحيي آمالنا ويعيد لنا مجالاً لنحلم من جديد ونسعى لتحقيق احلامنا الجميلة

بحبك يا مصر اوي

 

 

Children are being slaughtered while we silently observe

Another day passes by, I wake up, drink my cup of coffee, have my shower, get dressed, go to work.
In another continent; another country, somewhere far away from home, scores of people are being killed. Children are assassinated in cold blood and there is nothing for someone so powerless like me to do.
In the past few days over a 100 people in Gaza have been killed by Israeli forces. Israel is defending itself, they tell me. But can someone explain to me how a 12 years old girl could have threatened the life of Israelis? Or was it Salsabeel Abu Jalhoum, the 21 months infant, that was the threat?

Egypt’s Problem and Its Challenge: Bread Corrupts

I was in Egypt on a holiday a few weeks ago. The only thing Egyptians talked about was the issue of subisdized bread. It was heartbreaking listening to people down the economic ladder talk about their daily suffering to ensure bread for their families. As I sat in the beauty salon, my traditional treat in Cairo, one of the women working there was complaining.
 
"We are a family of 6. I have 4 children who all go to school. To be able to feed them daily I have to get the subsidized bread", she explained.
 
"I stand in a queue forever and in the crowd. What can people do?

The doctrine of revenge… Desmond Tutu's position on death penaltly

Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu There seems to be no logic behind death penalty . Last weekend a dear friend of mine told me that Death Penalty was essential as it is a strong form of punishment. I automatically responded saying it was revenge, only to find today while reading the guardian , that Desmond Tutu , sees it the same!
Please read the following article published in the Guardian today
The doctrine of revenge
I have seen the horror of the death penalty and the violence it propels. It is time for a global ban

Desmond Tutu
Tuesday November 13, 2007
The Guardian

هذه المدونة محجوبة تضامناً مع الصحافة الحرة في مصر This blog is on strike in solidarity with free press in Egypt

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