21 January 2013

Egypt: ANHRI Denounces Assaulting the Members of 'Ikhwan Are Liars' During the Show of 'Liars By the Name of Religion' in Alexandria

press release

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), today, denounces the assault on the show of "Liars by the Name of Religion" by some group who is affiliated to the political Islam, which was organized by the campaign of "Ikhwan are Liars" on the night of Saturday January 19, 2013 in Abusoliman area in the east of Alexandria. As the organizers were surprised when a group of beard groups by attacking the show and destroying the data show and equipments. They called the who conduct the show as infidels and Copts in addition to take the show place to the nearest church!

This assault recall the time of the military when a group of thugs who are affiliated to the show of "Military Liars", which exposed the violations of SCAF during the transition.

ANHRI said that this is not the first time that who affiliated to the Islamic trend to assault the right of peaceful assembly as they have previously assaulted the opposition of the constitutional declaration in the area of Shoum in Damietta. They have also assaulted a concert in Menya and other similar cases of which the extremists groups impose its guardianship on the citizens without right reasons and without the state bodies face it.

ANHRI said that "such shows are civilized method to express the opinion and raise the awareness of the citizens by the perspectives of who conduct it. Such shows aren't exceeding the legal frame of exercising the right to expression. The security bodies must track the assailants and bring them to justice and not leaving the door open for such exercises".

ANHRI asserts on that the Egyptian state involves in such violations which are committed by the extremists groups by its silence, colludes and the non- accountability of its offenders and ignoring the application of law.

ANHRI added that "the state only is the responsible for application of the law and no body or group on whatever basis has the right to guardianship the citizens or confiscate their basic rights in addition to not punishing the involved persons in such assaults which open the door to storm the country of law and replace it with the militants' country".

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