بيانات وأخبار صحفية

30 January 2016

100 Days in Detention for Hisham Gaafar and Homeland Security Prosecution Renews Remand for the Seventh Time

The undersigned public figures and rights organizations are gravely concerned by the ongoing detention of writer and researcher Hisham Gaafar, the head of the board of trustees of the Mada foundation for Media Development, who has spent 100 days in detention. We demand his immediate release.

20 January 2016

EGYPT: The United Nations Working Group Declares The Detention Of Yara Sallam as arbitrary And Requests Compensation

Cairo-Geneva-Paris, January 20, 2016 – A UN expert body, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), declares the detention of human rights defender Yara Sallam, as arbitrary, and requests immediate compensation. Several human rights groups urge the Egyptian authorities to apply this Opinion in relation to the numerous similar cases of human rights defenders arbitrarily detained in application of the draconian Protest Law.

20 January 2016

EGYPT: The United Nations Working Group Declares The Detention Of Yara Sallam as arbitrary And Requests Compensation

Cairo-Geneva-Paris, January 20, 2016 – A UN expert body, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), declares the detention of human rights defender Yara Sallam, as arbitrary, and requests immediate compensation. Several human rights groups urge the Egyptian authorities to apply this Opinion in relation to the numerous similar cases of human rights defenders arbitrarily detained in application of the draconian Protest Law.

17 January 2016

Freedom for Dr. Taher Mokhtar

 The undersigned organizations demand the immediate release of Dr. Taher Mokhtar, member of the freedom committee at the Egyptian doctors' syndicate after security forces raided his residence on Thursday the 14th of January and arrested him and two friends who were present in the flat.

9 January 2016

Nine Issues To Anchor Democracy And The Rule Of Law

After more than two years without a legislature, the Egyptian parliament is finally preparing to exercise its legislative and oversight authority amid numerous complex political and economic challenges. This requires the parliament to prioritize the restoration of and support for the foundations of the rule of law and abide by constitutional provisions, to ensure these challenges can be effectively confronted.

29 December 2015

EIPR Concerned With The Court Verdict Against Islam el-Beheiry

Egyptian Initiative of Personal Rights is deeply concerned with the court verdict issued yesterday by the court of misdemeanor appeal sentencing the researcher and TV reporter Islam el-Behiry to one year of imprisonment on charges of contempt of the religion of Islam. EIPR urged the public prosecutor to suspend the execution until the challenge against the verdict is settled.

20 December 2015

Rights Organizations To Call For Supporting The Victims Of The Media Intrusion In Private Life Of The Citizens, And For Stopping Such Shameful Conduct

The undersigned express their apprehension at broadcasting a program on Monday 14 Dec. 2015 by Sada el-Balad satellite channel presented by the reporter Ahmad Moussa. In this episode, Moussa broadcast video spots from the private life of one of the public figures, demanding that he explains his position and that he addresses the public indicating whether such images are truly of him or otherwise.

10 December 2015

On Human Rights Day: Torture - Not An Isolated Incident

On Human Rights Day, the undersigned organizations condemn increasing violations by the Ministry of Interior in a manner that indicates they have been given free reign to abuse citizens using extralegal practices such as torture, enforced disappearance, and other arbitrary measures and systematic infringements of citizens’ fundamental rights and liberties, which have recently led to several deaths in places of detention.

10 December 2015

EIPR Criticizes Justice Minister Decree Requiring Foreign Men To Pay LE50,000 When Marrying Much Younger Egyptian Women

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights criticized Minister of Justice Decree 9200/2015 amending the implementing regulations of Law 68/1947 on documentation. Article 1 of the amendments requires foreign men marrying Egyptian women to provide LE50,000 in investment certificates in the wife’s name, drawn on the National Bank, if the age difference between the prospective couple exceeds 25 years.

2 December 2015

Release Ismail Alexandrani and All Prisoners Of Conscience; Societies Are Built with Freedom

The undersigned organizations strongly condemn the detention of researcher and journalist Ismail Alexandrani, upon his return to Egypt from Germany on Sunday, November 29, at 2 pm at the Hurghada airport, which constitutes a violation and restriction of his freedom. We demand his immediate, unconditional release and hold the authorities responsible for his safe return to his family.

25 November 2015

Two Years After Adoption: President Must Repeal Unfair Protest Law and Immediately Release Thousands of Innocents

The undersigned organizations deplore the prosecution and detention of tens of thousands of people for exercising their right to peaceful protest and assembly or for simply being in the area of such protests, in the wake of the adoption on November 24, 2013 of the law regulating public assemblies, processions, and peaceful demonstrations in public places, known as the protest law.

12 November 2015

Court of Administrative Justice upholds Yara Sallam’s right to vote and exercise her political rights

The Court of Administrative Justice has affirmed the right of Yara Sallam, a staff member at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, to exercise her political rights and be included on the voters' lists. The court ruled that her conviction for participating in an unlicensed does not preclude the exercise of her political rights.

9 November 2015

Release Hossam Bahgat immediately... Bahgat is detained incommunicado at an unknown location

Joint statement by the Forum of Independent Egyptian Human Rights Organisations 

15 July 2015

Against Terrorism, Against the Restriction of Liberties

Joint Statement from Parties, Institutions, Rights Organizations, and Public Figures on the Proposed Counterterrorism Law

25 June 2015

New call from national and international rights groups on the need to ensure accountability for the U.S. CIA Torture Program

29th Session of the UN Human Rights Council – June 15 - July 3, 2015

 Item 4 – Interactive Dialogue

23 June 2015

A confused step in the right direction: Commentary on the National Strategy to Combat Violence against Women

 The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights welcomes the release of the National Strategy to Combat Violence against women, a demand long voiced by numerous rights and feminist organizations and grassroots initiatives against all forms of sexual violence and exploitation.

23 June 2015

Press statement : IPT exposes surveillance violations against EIPR

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), a British judicial body that hears complaints about surveillance by government bodies, determined on June 22, 2015 that the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), had spied on two non-governmental organizations, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the South Africa Legal Resources Center (LRC) in a manner that was in breach of their own rules and procedures regulating spying and communications surveillance.

10 June 2015

“Whose Customs? The Role of Customary Reconciliation in Sectarian Disputes and State Responsibility”

In a press conference today, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights released a study on the use of customary reconciliation to resolve sectarian disputes and the state’s responsibility for the violation of citizenship rights and its support for discriminatory procedures against Coptic citizens.

2 June 2015

Arrest of Hassan Mubarak for Charges of Membership of an Illegal Group

Within the ongoing security campaign of security forces led by the ministry of Interior with the aim of restricting activities of youth groups and persecuting them to force them to abandon their role on exposing human rights violations in Egypt since the 30th of June, as well as exercising their constitutional and legal rights to freedom of expression and gathering, a security force from the artistic productions investigation, Saturday evening, the 20th of May 2015, raided the office of the print house owned by Hassan M

22 April 2015

Arab and Amazigh Human Rights Organizations Call on Turkey to Recognize Armenian Genocide

This year, on the occasion of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, we join in extending our condolences to the global Armenian community for the mass extermination campaign against them in 1915, which is commemorated annually on April 24th. We call on President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu to recognize the genocide and the responsibility of Turkey’s predecessor government for the terrible crimes against the Armenian community.