EOHR is holding the fourth workshop of torture entitled, "How to Combat the Crime of Torture?" next Tuesday and Wednesday 29-30, October 2013, at the Organization's headquarter. The aim of the workshop is to form a network of those who are concerned with the file of torture in Egypt; in order to face such a phenomenon that violates the simplest rights of the Egyptian Citizen.
This workshop is held in the framework of acknowledging the means to identify the crime of torture in the Egyptian Legislation, as well as amending the legislation to be compatible with the Convention against Torture that was ratified by Egypt in 1986 in order to face impunity, to harden punishments on the perpetrators of the crime of torture, and to enforce the right of torture victims to file criminal cases directly against the perpetrators.
From his side, Hafez Abu Seada, President of EOHR, asserted that the crime of torture is at the forefront of the violations of human rights that needs to be detected; as it's one of the horrible acts that violates the right of physical safety, can lead to death, and torture means is considered an encroachment upon the human dignity and humanity.