Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Wed815 2018

Last update06:37 AM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Arab Revolutions > EGYPT
ANHRI Annual Report: Human Rights Situation in Egypt in Steep Decline
ANHRI Annual Report: Human Rights Situation in Egypt in Steep Decline
Saturday, March 3,2018 23:41
IkhwanWeb

 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) issued its annual report on the democratic process in Egypt in 2017, which it described as "steep decline".



The Network said: "The year 2017 witnessed widening of the repression and closure of the public domain. All those interested in public affairs became a target of security obsession, which was not limited to journalists, activists and human rights defenders,
but also expanded to presidential candidates."


In its report, ANHRI confirmed that 2017 witnessed a clear determination by the Egyptian authorities to completely close the public domain, preventing any demonstration by various political forces regardless of its reasons, indicating a great fear from the public's return to Tahrir Square.


2017 witnessed 779 different demonstrations organized by various political forces despite the measures taken by the authorities to suppress such protests, and the attempts to prevent them.


Security forces targeted large demonstrations in main streets, major squares, the Syndicate of Journalists, and in the vicinity of Tahrir Square in general. All demonstrations organized in those areas were targeted by the security apparatus, according to the report.


The report noted that 2017 witnessed a continued increase in the number of military trials of civilians. Military courts adjudicated 38 trials in 2017, 32 trials in 2016, and 29 trials in 2015.


As for the assault on freedom of expression and media freedoms, the report said: "2017 witnessed continued severe restrictions and continued targeting of freedom of the media. Advocates for Democracy lawyers monitored 215 widespread violations against freedom of the press and media freedoms compared to 289 in 2016 and 343 violations in 2015.
 
tags: Media / ANHRI / Human Rights / Presidential Candidates / Tahrir Square / Journalists / Military courts
Posted in EGYPT  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Sisi Regime Violations of Nubians' Rights Risk Eruption in Egypt's South
Human Rights Groups Hold Gov’t Responsible for Death of Nubian Activist Gamal Sorour
Human Rights Report: More Political Prisoners Than Criminal in Egypt Coup Jails
Illegitimate Coup Regime in Egypt: 122 Death Sentences, 50 NGOs Dissolved in May 2015
Testimony of an Egyptian Citizen Sentenced to 3 Years In Military Jail
ANHRI: Mubarak Behind Bars Lesson to All Dictators in the Region
Sudan: ANHRI condemns the continuity of the trial of the activists and media professionals in Radio Dabanga
Egypt: ANHRI condemns raiding Tahrir sit-in by force, the Military Council has to release all detainees
Rights Group Raises Doubts About Mubarak's Trial
Syria: Syrian singer had his neck cut for singing a song titled “Leave us, Bashar”
ANHRI Demands Disclosure of Syrian Blogger Anas Al- Marawi's Fate
ANHRI Appeals to Moroccan Authorities to Cease the Blocking and Ban Policy
Bahrain Authorities Declare War on Media in All its Forms
Egypt: The Arabic Network Is alarmed at the Stalling of The Public Prosecutor to Investigate Into The Criminal Responsibility of Telecommunications Companies in The Murder of Demonstrators
National Coalition For Media Freedom An initiative of Human Rights Defenders, Journalists, Media Professionals And Bloggers
Egypt: Remnants of NDP Are Still Able To Commit More Crimes The Arabic Network Condemns Assaulting A Journalist for Publishing Criticism of Safwat alSherif
ANHRI submits complaint accusing Telecommunications of endangering lives
Egypt: Keeping State Security ,Allowing Police officers To Demonstrate And Rewarding Them Then Warning Workers of Demonstrating Is A Significant Setback of The Pro- Democracy Movement That Must be Corrected
Egypt : Some of The Democratic revolution Fruits In The Field Of freedom Of Expression A Court ruled that being Baha’i is not an insult or libel and in support of journalists’ rights
Save The Libyans From the Savage Dictator