بيانات وأخبار صحفية

20 March 2014

Four years after Egypt’s first UPR: The Forum of Independent Egyptian Human Rights NGOs Submits Its Report on Human Rights in Egypt to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review

The Forum of Independent Egyptian Human Rights NGOs, which is made up of 19 rights organizations, presented to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights its report on the situation of human rights in Egypt over the last four years.

4 March 2014

EIPR Announces a new Board of Trustees

Cairo, 4 March—The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today announced the formation of new board of trustees to strengthen institutional governance and ensure that this leading human rights organization works more effectively to defend civil and political rights as well as social and economic justice in Egypt.

26 February 2014

An Egyptian Shiite sentenced to five years in prison: EIPR criticizes ongoing security harassment and prosecution of Shia and demands legal guarantees for religious liberties

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is deeply concerned by a judgment issued by the Gamaliya Misdemeanor Court on 26 February, sentencing Amr Abdullah, an Egyptian Shiite, to five years in prison with labor on charges of blasphemy and defaming the prophet Mohamed’s companions, pursuant to Article 98(f) of the Penal Code.

24 February 2014

On the occasion of the 20-year ICPD review, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights issues a new report “Reclaiming and Redefining Rights”. The Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

On Sunday February 23, 2014, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights held an event to launch its new report, entitled “Reclaiming and Redefining Rights: ICPD+20 Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Middle East and North Africa”. The launch was attended by a number of UN bodies’ representatives in Cairo and civil society practitioners. Dr. Nahla Abd El-Tawab, the Population Council Country officer and Dr. Hala El-Damanhoury, a reproductive health consultant, were keynote speakers.

31 December 2013

Egyptian rights organizations demand an immediate investigation into eavesdropping and illegal recordings

Cairo (31 December 2013) -- Egyptian rights organization today filed a formal request with the Attorney General demanding an immediate investigation into the broadcasting of private telephone conversations by a TV talk show host. Earlier this week, the host, Abdel Raheem Ali, who presents a programme, called ‘Black Box’ on Al-Kahira Wal Nas TV channel, aired private telephone conversations of political activists Mohamed Adel and Ahmad Maher.

18 December 2013

Comment on the final draft of the constitution: Despite some improvements, EIPR finds that the 2013 constitution falls short of expectations

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights released a detailed comment on the draft constitution, issued by the Fifty-member committee (the 2013 constitution), which will be put to a public referendum in mid-January 2014.

24 November 2013

Despite widespread objections, government insists on passing a law "preventing" peaceful assembly, and refers for Presidential ratification

The undersigned organizations deplore attempts made by the interim government to pass a law on the "regulation of the right to hold public meetings, processions and peaceful demonstrations in public places".

24 November 2013

Despite widespread objections, government insists on passing a law "preventing" peaceful assembly, and refers for Presidential ratification

The undersigned organizations deplore attempts made by the interim government to pass a law on the “regulation of the right to hold public meetings, processions and peaceful demonstrations in public places”. They call upon the interim President not to promulgate this law as it contains the same core problems figuring in an earlier version that stirred up widespread criticism from the undersigned human rights organizations in a previous statement.

10 November 2013

Third conviction of journalist in military court in less than a month: Reuters journalist Mohamed Sabry given six-month suspended sentence for doing his job

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights condemns the six-month suspended prison sentence handed down to journalist Mohamed Sabry yesterday, 3 November 2013, by the North Sinai Misdemeanor Military Court. Sabry’s sentencing was postponed ten times since his trial ended in January.

10 November 2013

EIPR and AFTE condemn the arrest of 21 women in Alexandria: repressive practices no different from prior to the January 25th revolution

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression condemned the arrest of 21 women ages 15 to 22, among them 12 minors, who formed a human chain on the Alexandria corniche on Thursday morning. They were detained for 15 days pending investigation and their lawyers’ appeal of the remand order was denied.

7 November 2013

Rights Organizations Warn that New Counter-Terrorism Law would Re-Establish Foundations of Police State and Intensify Violence and Terrorism

The undersigned rights organizations call upon the Egyptian cabinet to reject the counter-terrorism bill that was recently presented by the Interior Ministry.

11 September 2013

EIPR issues report on Defamation of Religion Cases in Two Years of the Revolution

In a press conference held today, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights issued a new report, “Besieging Freedom of Thought : Defamation of Religion Cases in Two Years of the Revolution.” The report examines the increasing attacks on citizens who hold minority beliefs, as well as those who attempt to express an opinion about controversial religious issues post 25 January revolution, under both the rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and ousted president Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Franciscan Sisters School Burns, Beni Soueif, 14 August 2013
25 August 2013

Unprecedented spike in scale of sectarian violence and reprisals against Copts; interim president and prime minister must protect Egyptians’ lives and property and their houses of worship

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights today renewed its warnings about the gravity of the wave of sectarian violence that has swept Egypt over the last few weeks and took a more severe turn with the dispersal of the sit-ins of supporters of the former president in Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda Squares.

15 August 2013

Joint Press Release: Non-peaceful assembly does not justify collective punishment - Rights groups condemn lethal violence against those in sit-in and terrorist acts of the Muslim Brotherhood

The undersigned rights organizations condemn the use of excessive force yesterday by the security authorities when dispersing the sit-in by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and its supporters at Rabia al-Adawiya Square in the Cairo governorate and Nahda Square in Giza. The action left hundreds dead and thousands seriously injured, as well as dozens of bodies torched in still unexplained circumstances.

7 August 2013

Islamist Groups Must Stop Inciting to Sectarian Violence; Protection of Christians Responsibility of the State

The undersigned organizations express their grave concern regarding the increasing sectarian violence which has targeted Christians and their churches since the uprising of June 30.  These organizations strongly condemn the rhetoric employed by leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies which includes clear incitement to violence and religious hatred in order to achieve political gains, regardless of the grave repercussions of such rhetoric for peace in Egypt.

15 July 2013

Wave of attacks on Copts and churches: EIPR: authorities must take immediate action to protect citizens and houses of worship, bring perpetrators and inciters to justice

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today warned about the gravity of sectarian violence and incitement seen in several governorates since the massive demonstrations and marches of 30 June. The way that state agencies, particularly the security apparatus, have dealt with these attacks is disturbing.

27 June 2013

One year into Mohamed Morsi’s term: Manifold abuses and the systematic undermining of the rule of law

The undersigned organizations regret to announce that the status of human rights in Egypt has deteriorated alarmingly in the one year since the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) took control of the institutions of governance and became the primary party responsible for the deteriorating status of human rights in Egypt, particularly after the President Mohamed Morsi - who is backed by the MB - ended the dual power structure in place following the elections by revoking the authorities of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to admi

6 June 2013

Joint Press Release: 20 Egyptian organizations in solidarity with the NGO workers sentenced to prison: Politically motivated case a fatal blow to freedom of expression and association

The undersigned Egyptian rights organizations condemn in the strongest terms the verdict issued on June 4 by the Cairo Criminal Court which convicted 43 staff members of international NGOs in the so-called “foreign funding case.” The defendants, who include nationals from Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, the US, Germany, Serbia, and Norway, received prison terms ranging from one to five years and were each fined LE1,000.