16 January 2013

North Africa: The National Council for Human Rights Egypt, Colludes Against the Rights of the Tunisians During Mubarak's Term and Colludes Against the Rights of the People of Qatar At the Term of Morsi

press release

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), today, expresses its deeply regrets and disappointment that the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt could play a serious role in defending human rights in the light of its persistence in playing a role in polishing the image of the Arab governments that waste human rights, whether at Mubarak or Morsi's term; most recently Qatar government. ANHRI also expresses its deeply regrets and disappointment that the revolution didn't affect the collusive role which was being played by this council during the term of the ousted Mubarak, but only changed its personalities regardless of its policies.

ANHRI was shocked by the statements made by the chief of the council, Counselor Hussam El-Gheraini, who was known for defending the independence of the judiciary, in which he praised human rights in Qatar during a visit payed by him to Qatar. According to the Egyptian newspaper "Al-Watan", "whenever I go in the Arab world, I hear a human rights compliant, even from the expatriates, but in Qatar I didn't hear any complain from anyone that his rights being violated" and "human rights are being taking care of it, he asserted on that Qatar are among the few countries that take care and sponsor the rights of the citizens and the residents who live in its territories".

ANHRI said that "if the chief of the national council for human rights doesn't known any thing about the Saudi-opposition, "Meshaal Zaa'r El-Mutariy", who is being threatened of deportation or the Qatari poet "Mohamed ben El-Zeeb El-Ajmi" who are sentenced to life time imprisonment due a poem, it is a disaster and if he knew and closed his eyes then it is more serious".

It is noted that the council, which was formed by the former dictator in 2004, have persisted on closing its eyes, regarding the serious violations exercised by the regime against the Egyptian citizen. It also played a worst role in polishing the image of the Arab tyrants such as "Zain El-Abdeen Bin Ali", which make ANHRI refuses and denounces its negative role severely. Despited the revolutions, in Egypt and Arab spring, but the only change, in the council, was in the persons not in the bad role or the collusive practices.

ANHRI added that "this time we are more regretful and our bitterness is more, how the counselor "El-Gheraini", how could after his long his great role to play the role of the analyst to the countries that don't take care of human rights or even paying any attention to it! It's a serious slip, that requires real and credible effort until he get rid of it and restore his credibility once again".

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