15 January 2013

Egypt: UAE - ANHRI Calls the Authorities to Immediately Release the Local Detainees

press release

Cairo — The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), today, denounces the persistence of the UAE authorities in harassing individuals from the Egyptian community that reside in UAE by Malicious charges of administrating a prohipted organization in UAE that belongs to the Muslims Brotherhood Group in Egypt.

The authorities have launched in the last few days new arrest campaign against Egyptian citizens, in which the UAE authorities said they are related to the group they were arrested during the last period. As the authorities alleged that it organizes a prohibited organization in UAE which belongs to the Muslims brotherhood group in Egypt. The security forces, on January 7, arrested Dr. Mohamed Abdulmoniem Mohamed Mahmoud in Sharjah, and took his passport and prevented his family from getting in touch with him. On January 10, 2013 the authorities arrested Dr. Abdulmoniem El-Sayed Ateah Ali Abdulhafez, the manager of a lab in Dubai.

In a persistence of the series of the UAE violations against the Egyptian citizens, the authorities have deported the Counselor "Foud Rashed", the president of Cairo Appellate Court and a leader of the judiciary independent, in an arbitrary form and he was banned from entering it again. The counselor said that he was deported because his revolutionary articles that support the Egyptian revolution. In addition to call for the equality between the UAE and the Egyptian judge materialistically. As the UAE judge get paid triple the salary of the Egyptian judge.

ANHRI said that "the persistence of the authorities in harassing the Egyptians and arresting them due to false allegations which could reach the capital punishment or to 15 years in case of mitigate it, are violations to the international laws, treaties and covenants signed by the UAE and related to human rights, especially, in the light of the authorities didn't declare the accusations pressed on them and didn't make them appear before the prosecution for investigation, in addition to not letting the lawyers to attend the investigation with them".

ANHRI called the authorities to immediately release all the Egyptian detainees and drop all the charges pressed on them.

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