Egy. activists urge int. community to work closely with countries fighting terrorism

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EOHR held Friday its second seminar on the sidelines of the 39th Session of the International Council for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. - Egypt Today

EOHR held Friday its second seminar on the sidelines of the 39th Session of the International Council for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. - Egypt Today

GENVA – 14 September 2018: “It is important for the international community to work closely with countries fighting terrorism, including Egypt, in the implementation of Security Council Resolutions,” stated Hafez Abu Seada, Egyptian human rights activist and Chairman of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), during a seminar held by the organization titled, ‘Terrorism and Human Rights in Egypt: Compensation for Victims of Terrorism and Qatari support of terrorism’.

“There should be cooperation between countries allowing them to exchange information, increase funding for the cause and prevent the facilitation of the passage of terrorist leaders,” he continued.

The seminar is the second seminar to be held by the organization on the sidelines of the 39th Session of the International Council for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

The event was attended by Hafez Abu Seada, Egyptian human rights activist and Chairman of the (EOHR), Essam Shiha, lawyer and Secretary General of the EOHR, Salah Salam, member of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Alaa Shalahy, Secretary General of the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), and Khaled Hamad Al-Marri, a representative of the Al Ghufran tribe. The seminar was also attended by a number of human rights activists, UN official, diplomats and members of the press.

This seminar comes within the framework and the role that the EOHR, established in 1985, plays in the human rights world in Egypt. As one of the top non-governmental organizations working in the field of human rights in Egypt, the organization operates in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international human rights legislation and conventions.

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EOHR held Friday its second seminar on the sidelines of the 39th Session of the International Council for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. - Egypt Today

Abu Saeda continued, “The EOHR adopted terrorism victims and filed a lawsuit to claim compensation from countries supporting terrorism crimes; on top of said list of countries sits Qatar, as it provides funding to terrorist organizations operating in Egypt.”

This has led to a large number of people falling victim to terrorist crimes, some of home lost their lives or became injured as a result, he explained.

“The EOHR, while supporting the role of the state in the fight against terrorism, calls on all parties responsible to adhere to human rights and the rule of law, including fair trials, even if individuals are thought to have committed terrorist crimes,” he said.

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Hafez Abu Seada, Egyptian human rights activist and Chairman of the (EOHR) during the seminar - Egypt Today

Earlier during their visit to Geneva, the EOHR held a seminar titled ‘Forced Disappearance in Egypt’.

The session was chaired by Hafez Abu Seada, Egyptian human rights activist and Chairman of the Egyptian Organization for Human rights (EOHR); panellists included Essam Shiha, Secretary General of the EOHR, Salah Salam, member of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Alaa Shalaby, Secretary General of the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), Tarek Zaghloul, Executive Director at EOHR, and Mohamed Osman, International Relations Coordinator at EOHR.

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Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) held Wednesday a seminar titled ‘Forced Disappearance in Egypt’ - Egypt Today

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Egyptian Organization for Human Rights holds seminar on ‘Forced Disappearance in Egypt’ - Egypt Today

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Egyptian Organization for Human Rights holds seminar on ‘Forced Disappearance in Egypt’ - Egypt Today

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Egyptian Organization for Human Rights holds seminar on ‘Forced Disappearance in Egypt’ - Egypt Today

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