Egyptian human rights organizations announced today, Tuesday, a list of “7 necessary, specific and urgent measures to stop the unprecedented deterioration in Egypt’s human rights situation over the past years,” in a press release published today.
The five organizations (the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, the Foundation for Freedom of Thought and Expression, the Nadim Center against Violence and Torture, and the Arab Network for Human Rights Information) said that the seven steps represent the minimum measures that are all capable of immediate implementation and before tomorrow morning, once a political decision is issued. Accept it. She added that whether or not these steps are implemented is the real test of the seriousness of any official pledges that have been hesitant in recent times about reforms or a “breakthrough” in the human rights file. Read also The execution of 9 Egyptians in the case of storming the Kerdasa police station … Amnesty International condemns Among them is an octogenarian citizen … angered on the communication platforms for the execution of the accused persons in Kerdasa Execution of 8 new defendants in the Kerdasa case … and Egyptian human rights organizations condemn the “unprecedented expansion” in executions.Pre-trial detention in Egypt … from a precautionary measure to a ready-made punishment
The five Egyptian organizations called on all civil society institutions, parties, unions, individuals and Egyptian communities abroad, and regional and international bodies to adopt these seven steps as minimum demands that must be implemented immediately, provided that they are naturally followed by procedures, reforms and other irreplaceable steps to stop the systematic violations of the rights of Egyptians.
The seven steps are:
- The release of political prisoners held in pretrial detention or sentenced from all political currents in the thousands for their peaceful activities.
- End the prolonged and open-ended pretrial detention and stop the “rotation” of political prisoners as accused in several cases to keep them in prison.
- Lifting the state of emergency imposed since 2017 in violation of the constitution and used to deny all basic freedoms and fair trial rights.
- Postponing the implementation of all death sentences issued in criminal or political cases and submitting them to a specialized committee for a presidential pardon before their implementation.
- End the criminal prosecution of human rights defenders and close the case No. 173 of 2011 against civil society organizations.
- Withdrawing the draft Personal Status Law and launching a community dialogue on a fair family law that guarantees equal rights for women.
- Lifting the blocking of internet websites and digital newspapers, which exceeded 600 blocked websites, in violation of the law and without a court ruling.