NCHR condemns security clampdown on Monday’s protests

Daily News Egypt
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The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) issued on Wednesday a statement condemning security agencies treatment of protests that broke out on Monday in objection to the maritime demarcation decision that transfers sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.

The semi-official body highlighted the unconstitutional practices carried out by security forces, including random arrests, detaining citizens without proper legal procedures and besieging political parties.

This is backsliding in security agencies’ respect for the constitution and laws in the few years that followed the 25 January Revolution, according to the NCHR.

The council made a comparison between the way security agencies dealt with anti-government protests and pro-government supporters’ gatherings, claiming all the aforementioned practices contradicts with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s affirmations that the state’s institutions are committed to working on establishing a modern civil democratic state.


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