6 December 2012

Egypt: On the International Day of Human Rights - The Nation's Revolution in the Cross Roads

press release

New Martyrs glorify our struggle for freedom and dignity

The world celebrates the International Day for Human Rights on the tenth of this month. It has been chosen this day to honor the decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations issued on 10 December 1948 on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was the first universal declaration of human rights

Despite the gains won by to protect human rights and dignity and their freedom, but the current situation in Egypt and about two years after the outbreak of the January revolution threatens and threatens the human rights system for the majority of Egyptians.

Although exit the masses to the streets in front of the Palais des Federal express their anger and cancel the constitutional declaration and the restructuring of the committee preparing the constitution, but the president's supporters and his group exchanged peaceful sit-crime moral support from hardware and taken souls of the martyrs and wounded hundreds of opponents ostensibly to protect the chair and wall palace and Sharia and legitimacy

Where Egypt is now a new wave of anger and disobedience to broad sectors of society, and in the light of the declaration of constitutional and law courts Revolution and Amendment Act of trade unions, which were issued by the president without a regard to the observations of political forces on the dominance of President of the Republic on the reins of the three branches in Egypt and abort the elements of a state and vaccinated for its decisions and given divine powers to take action and non-specific measures under the pretext of protecting the revolution and which is provided for in the law "revolutionary courts".

This has been ignored President criticized the political forces to form a committee preparing the constitution, which has an unprecedented and within 48 hours to vote on the articles of the Constitution, which devoid of any obligations on the state to protect the rights of workers and small farmers, fishermen and craftsmen who make up more than 70% of the population.

In addition to the many observations related to the trials of civilians before military courts and impose restrictions on the exercise of the right to strike and form unions, and wasting the rights of women and children and to freedom of opinion and belief and a lot of other rights that recorded the phrase "in accordance with the law"

Although exit the masses to the streets of Tahrir Square and in front of Palace Federal to express their anger and the abolition of the Constitutional Declaration and the restructuring of the committee preparing the constitution, but the president decided without hearing objections announced the referendum for the draft constitution on 12/15/2012 throwing out all fears for the fate of the nation and the compatibility between spectra of the Egyptian people, especially after the withdrawal of the Egyptian Church of the committee preparing the constitution with many representatives of political forces.

Not only did Dr. Morsi do so, but the party to which he belongs surrounded the Supreme Constitutional Court to prevent judges from exercising their On December 2, the day was a fixed hear appeals concerning the unconstitutionality of the formation of the founding committee for the preparation of the constitution as well as the Law on Election of the Shura Council, which has led to worsening crisis of the judiciary and announced several clubs Egypt's judges strike courts with their refusal to oversee the referendum question, but the institutions presidency and remarks Muslim Brotherhood members and the Supreme Judicial Council ignored the objections and the judges' demands as if the independence of the judiciary is not an issue, and declared complete scenario adoption of the Constitution rejected by the masses of judges and the political forces and the majority of citizens.

In the midst of this hustle, the president declared the decision No. 97 for 2012 of amending the provisions of Law No. 35 of 76 on the removal of older corrupt belonging to Mubarak's reign to enable young corrupt officers of the group at the head of workers formal union and its public committee to steal the wealth of Egyptian workers from clubs and the headquarters and clubs and houses, banks and cars, this otherwise dominate the emerging labor movement through independent trade unions

The front of this complex scene, the Land Centre regulates the workshop entitled "The Egyptian revolution is at a crossroads" on 10/12/2012 from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, so as to get a conclusion of the vision to complete the revolution and keep on our rights, our country and our wealth against new and old plunder and corruption.

Copyright © 2012 Arabic Network for Human Rights Information. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.