Day: March 24, 2022

For more than 9 months, “Waleed Shawky” is still detaned

For more than 9 months, “Waleed Shawky” is still detaned – Egyptian security authorities continue to violate the rights of Egyptians without awareness and in clear contravention of all international agreements and legal enactments, even though many detainees are often forgotten inside, the detainee and his relatives don’t know why or where he was arrested and for how long he will remain in detention.

Walid Shawky, a dentist, one of the founders of the April 6 movement, who was arrested from inside his office at his clinic in El Sayeda Zeinab District, Cairo Governorate on October 14, 2018, and was forcibly hid by the national security forces for six days,

For more than 9 months, “Waleed Shawky” is still detaned


After that, he appeared at the Supreme State Security Office in the Fifth settlement, Cairo Governorate, pending case No. 621 for the year 2018, the security of the supreme State, the same case of political activist “Shadi Ghazali Harb” and the producer of the program “Shadi Abou Zaid”.

The prosecution has charged him with several counts, most notably: Joining a group founded unlike Egyptian law, and spreading false news. But according to us from his wife, Walid has retired from politics for more than three years and no longer has any political connection whatsoever.

Since his appearance beforethe Supreme State Security prosecutor,his case was renewed several times, the latest of which was the renewal of a 45-day prison term pending investigations on June 12, June 2019, Walid has been the victim of renovations for more than nine months. This, of course, violates the Egyptian Constitution and state legislation.

For more than 9 months, “Waleed Shawky” is still detaned

The Organization therefore strongly rejects this series of violations that began with an enforced disappearance, followed by arbitrary detention, unconfirmed accusations and unjustified renewals of investigations, and calls on the Egyptian security services to Apply the Egyptian Constitution and the law and follow the international agreements ratified by Egypt. The organization is also demanding the speedy confirmation of the charges against Walid and his release if they are not substantiated

Joint statement

Joint statement

Joint statement – The undersigned organizations followed the proceedings of the Egyptian human rights dossier during the discussion by the UPR mechanism at the UN Human Rights Council, in particular what was submitted by the Egyptian government as a national report to the UPR mechanism in accordance with the 5TH paragraph of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21.

The undersigned organizations affirm that what has been said by the Egyptian government is totally contrary to the reality on the ground, and that these responses are just diplomatic responses, which the Egyptian government has repeatedly said in all international forums, and this confirmed the terribleness of the human rights file in Egypt, the widespread of violations and the deliberate methodology of committing them. Moreover, all organizations affirm that these violations come in accordance with the policy of the State along with its three powers “legislative, executive and judicial powers

Joint statement

On 14th August 2019, the signatory organizations submitted reports to the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, which is set out on pages 16 (16 JHR – 17 SHR – 18 / JS15 SPH – 18 / JS16 HRM) of the Summary Margin, among the 72 other stakeholders, all of them confirm that the Egyptian government and authorities commit these violations under the clear codification of all crimes and violations that take place, and that the Egyptian state invokes some terms, especially “Fighting Terrorism” to try to cover up the violations that occur in the human rights file with its political, economic, social and cultural aspects. This refutes all the justifications presented by the Egyptian government.

According to the signatory organizations, any practices carried out by the Egyptian government, in a systematic and widespread manner and in accordance with state policy, are crimes against humanity and with no statute of limitation that the Egyptian government, especially its security services, must work to correct in accordance with binding legal rules.


The undersigned organizations affirm that the Egyptian government should abide by the provisions of “constitutional, legal, as well as international conventions’ provisions, ratified by the Egyptian state,” on the ground, without circumventing them, seeking to abolish them, or covering them with security actions and practices that lead to the oppression of the rules and the principles of human rights, without censorship, accountability for every person who carried them out, in violation of established legal norms – domestic and international.

Joint statement

The signatory organizations also affirm that the Egyptian government must ratify several conventions, the most important of which are the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty.

Signatories:

  • Justice for Human Rights Foundation (JHR) – Istanbul
  • Human Rights Monitor (HRM), London.
  • El-Shehab Center for Human Rights (SHR) – London.
  • Salam International Organization for the Protection of Human Rights (SPH) – London.
  • AFD International – Brussels.
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