26 November 2012

Egypt: EOHR Mourns the Demonstration Victims

press release

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) the political activist Gaber Salah, who died as a result of forcible handling of the protesters commemorating Mohamed Mahmud Street's events. The Youngman is now famous of being the first martyr of Morsi regime. EOHR also mourns Islam Masoud, who died during a clash between those who are for and against the recently issued constitutional declaration.

EOHR followed up the commemoration of Mohamed Mahmud Street's events that started on November 19, 2012. The young men and women protested against acquitting the police officers who killed their peers last year. This week, hundreds of the protesters were arrested randomly and many of them were injured including Gaber Salah, who died as a result of a gunshot wound in the neck. The incident stoked anger against the police troops that made the same violations during the revolution events.

EOHR has also followed up the clashes between the supporters and opponents of the constituent declaration, which led to the death of the 15-years old Islam Masoud in Damanhur.

In this regard, EOHR denounces the bloody clashes that take place countrywide between the supporters and opponents of the constituent declaration. Also, EOHR calls upon the Egyptian elected president Morsi to take the responsibility of what happens in Egypt and undo the constituent declaration that led hatred and anger among the Egyptian groups in addition to human casualties. In the same regard, EOHR calls upon all the Egyptian political powers to work on de-escalation and encouraging their supporters to keep on demanding their rights in peaceful ways instead of violence.

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