26 November 2012

Egypt: ANHRI Warns From Violence Acts in Tharir Square in Tuesday Million Demonstrations ANHRI Calls for the Rescind of the Constitutional Declaration and Re-Balancing the Constitutional Assembly

press release

Cairo — ANHRI warns the Egyptian authorities and FJ ruling party from the continuing using of violence in Tahrir square. In addition it warns from the use of the excessive violence against the demonstrators in Qaser El-Eny and Mohamed Mahmoud streets. It makes the president responsible for the use of any force against the demonstrators.

The clashes erupted between the police forces and the demonstrators in the streets of Shiekh Ryhan, Gendi and Qaser El- Eny in the anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud which took place in November 2011, which caused tens of victims due to the use of excessive force by the police forces. Since November 19, the clashes continued which led to deaths and several injuries in addition to hundreds of arrest by the social security forces which are responsible for securing the minister of interior, counsel of ministries building, Shoura and people's assembly building. The forces have fired several tear gas bombs, rubber bullets and stones. Despite the call of the political forces for peaceful demonstrations to protest against the decisions of the president and thousands responded to that and gathered on last Friday in Tahrir square but the violence did not stop, which led to several injuries and arrests which continue even while writing this press release.

ANHRI expressed its disturbance due to the brutal assault on the leader in social popular coalition party "Abu El-Ezz El-Hariri" and his wife by the Islamic trends which led to several physical injuries due to his opinion in opposing the Muslim Brotherhood Group and the president.

ANHRI said the people of Egypt "have obtained their rights to freedom of expression, which the freedom of the peaceful demonstration which deemed to be among the means of collateral expressing the opinion. The Egyptian people paid the price by the blood of his people against the dictator. It is not acceptable that the authorities use violence against who will exercise this right, whatever the circumstances, in the era of the first civil president. Morsi has to remember the gratitude of Tahrir square as without it he would not be in power now".

ANHRI said that "the political movements in Egypt called for a huge demonstration in Tahrir square on Tuesday to call for "just demands" as they said. The authorities have to respect the freedom of expression and the president has to protect the demonstrations, in particularly, that he shall bear the political and criminal responsibility for his government for any damages or the security of the demonstrators in Tahrir square".

ANHRI called the president to rescind the constitutional declaration he issued on November 22 which deemed to be a setback in the democratic process and granting himself un-preceded powers unless in the mightiest dictatorships in the human being history.

ANHRI remind Morsi of his elections promises he made in addition to his covenants and objectives of the revolution; which the people elected him depending upon it. It called him to get back to the course of democracy and to answer the calls of the political forces to do not make referendum of the constitution before re-balancing the constitutional assembly and make all the forces and sectors of the society to participate in it. It calls also to reconsider the constitution articles which do not please any movements but the Islamists who control the matters inside the constitution assembly.

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