26 November 2012

Egypt: ANHRI Condemns Storming the Headquarters of the FJ Party in Some Governorates and the Police Refraining From Performing Their Duty of Stopping the Violence

press release

Cairo — ANHRI condemns the violence erupted in the country due to the constitutional declaration issued by the president on Thursday November 22, 2012. ANHRI condemns the police refraining from performing their job of dealing with the bloody conflicts that took place in several parts of the country in the last few days. These clashes resulted in a martyr at least and tens of injuries in addition to breaking in number of the FJ headquarters and destroying others.

Several Egyptian cities have witnessed on November 23, 2012 several demonstrations organized by political forces whether to support or to refuse this declaration. These events were assaulted by the political opponents then; it developed directly or as a result of an assault. The riots included breaking the headquarters of the FJ (the political arm of the Muslims Brotherhood Group) and destroy it which led to the continuity of these assaults between different parties and bloody clashes which developed to the use of the edged weapons and fire arms that led to a martyr and tens of injuries.

ANHRI is expressing its deep condolences for the death of Islam Fathi Masoud (15 years old) due to clashes in Damnhour, in front of the FJ in the city. ANHRI called the authorities to investigate the incident and bring the killer to justice. ANHRI said the conflicted parties are responsible for the killing of Islam and tens were injured in Damnhour and other cities.

ANHRI said that "we are biased to the natural right of the peaceful demonstration to all the citizens regardless their backgrounds, we assert that the peaceful demonstrations and stopping any violence practice are a fundamental right to the society. Every party who organize or participate in such demonstrations shall keep it peacefully. The political rivals shall respect the rights of every party to the right of the peaceful demonstration which means stopping to violate this right by any forms of the hostile or even incite to violate it".

ANHRI said that the organizers and participants responsibility will not relive the security bodies from protecting it and keep it peacefully in addition to intervene to stop the violence erupted or hostile against it

ANHRI condemns the position of the police forces in the several cities in which the clashes took place as it is completely refrained from protecting the peaceful events or stopping the riots act in the headquarters of FJ and bloody clashes between the citizens.

ANHRI called the ministry of interior to take all the necessary procedures to investigate all the deficiencies and neglect in the police performance in this incidents and put the responsible into account and stop the repeating of such conduct by the body that its main job is to provide security and preserve the souls of its individuals and their belongs.

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