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Al-Tayar Al-Sha’aby launches campaign to document security violations

Movement reiterates support for state’s anti-terrorism measures yet stresses importance of respecting human rights


Egyptian security forces move in to disperse a protest camp held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, on August 14, 2013 near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque (AFP Photo)
Egyptian security forces move in to disperse a protest camp held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, on August 14, 2013 near Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque
(AFP Photo)

Al-Tayar Al-Sha’aby launched a campaign to document any security or legal violations which might have taken place during the past couple of months.

The campaign, launched on Thursday, gave citizens one week to send in any documented violations practiced by security officials to the movement’s email. Citizens submitting violations should mention the setting of the violation, its details and the name of the perpetrator, if they are aware of it.

After the Friday deadline for submissions, Al-Tayar Al-Shaaby will then compile all verified incidents and submit them to the presidency, demanding that it investigates the violations and holds all those responsible for them accountable.

The campaign comes after an agreement made between Al-Tayar Al-Sha’aby founder Hamdeen Sabahy and presidential media advisor Ahmed El-Moslimany during their meeting last Saturday.

In a statement released on Thursday announcing the launch of the campaign, the coalition group reiterated their support for the state and its national institutions’ fight against “violence and terrorism”. It nevertheless stressed the importance of abiding by the laws.

“The state should steer clear of expanding its security operations to include ordinary citizens or peaceful political opponents,” the statement read.

Al-Tayar Al-Sha’aby said the campaign is a guarantee that will ensure the security apparatus’ role in protecting the nation’s security. The movement emphasised that “repressive policies” could be gradually restored if the process of holding the state accountable for any legal violations does not begin soon.

https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/09/14/al-tayar-al-shaaby-launches-campaign-to-document-security-violations/
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