Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 29/02/2020 04:24 
21.09.2019 13:35 News >> HRW Urges Egypt To Respect Right To Peaceful Protest

HRW Urges Egypt To Respect Right To Peaceful Protest

Rare protests erupted against al Sisi in several Egyptian cities.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday called on Egyptian authorities to protect the right to peaceful protest, one day after rare demonstrations erupted against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in central Cairo and several cities on Friday against al-Sisi, a former army general who came in power in 2014 after ousting democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi a year earlier.

The protests came in response to calls for al-Sisi to step down by Mohamed Ali, a former army contractor, who accused al-Sisi and the military of corruption.

Local media said dozens of demonstrators were rounded up by Egyptian security forces during a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday.

"President al-Sisi's security agencies have time and again used brutal force to crush peaceful protests," said Michael Page, Middle East and North Africa deputy director at Human Rights Watch. "The authorities should recognize that the world is watching and take all necessary steps to avoid a repetition of past atrocities."

The New York-based rights group went on to call on the Egyptian president to "direct the state security forces to abide by international standards for law enforcement during demonstrations".

Since Morsi's overthrow, the Egyptian authorities launched a relentless crackdown on dissent, killing hundreds and arresting thousands. -



        Latest News
Guinea Postpones Elections, Referendum Set For March 1 0 minutes ago...
President Alpha Conde does not specify new date in interview.
Chinese Olympic Champion Swimmer Banned 8 Years 15 minutes ago...
Three time gold medalist Sun Yang sanctioned for violating anti doping rules.
Malaysian Group Condemns Violence Against India Muslims -30 minutes ago...
Youth group urges international community to pressure India to stop oppressing minorities.
ITB Berlin Tourism Fair Canceled Due To COVID-19 -15 minutes ago...
Fair was schedeuled from March 4 8.
Fenerbahce Snaps Two-Game Losing Streak In Euroleague 0 minutes ago...
Yellow Navies beat Spain's Valencia Basket 93 86.

 
      Top News
Fresh Coronavirus Cases In Europe Raise Concerns Fresh Coronavirus Cases In Europe Raise Concerns
Turkey: Irregular Migrants Cross Border To Greece Turkey: Irregular Migrants Cross Border To Greece
Turkey: Mothers Protest Against YPG/PKK Growing Turkey: Mothers Protest Against YPG/PKK Growing
Azerbaijan Offers Condolences Over Idlib Attack Azerbaijan Offers Condolences Over Idlib Attack
Macron Condemns Recent Developments In Idlib, Syria Macron Condemns Recent Developments In Idlib, Syria
Turkish Foreign Minister, NATO Chief Speak Over Phone Turkish Foreign Minister, NATO Chief Speak Over Phone
Canada Paying For Harry, Meghan's Security Canada Paying For Harry, Meghan's Security
UN Rights Chief Concerned By India Violence UN Rights Chief Concerned By India Violence
Turkish Red Crescent Launches Ambitious Blood Drive Turkish Red Crescent Launches Ambitious Blood Drive
Turkish Stocks Down At Thursday's Open Turkish Stocks Down At Thursday's Open