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De-railing of Geneva II from the Basic Tracks – Haytham Manna

2014-01-27 I received several letters from friends of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change – NCB expressing surprise about the NCB’s boycott of the Geneva II Conference in the context of the arrangements, the formula and the conditions in which it is being held. We were particularly the brave defenders of this conference, and we were accused of all manner of sins after our defense of it even from…

Appeal from ACHR… Urgent help for El Nadim Cnter

El Nadim Center For rehabilitation and management of victims of violence 3 A Soliman El Halabi st. from Ramsis st. Tel: (202)5787089 Fax: (202)5776792 E-mail: nadeem@link.net Urgent Appeal In a strange escalation, a vicious campaign was launched against El Nadim Centerfor the Psychological Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence. In addition to the repeated police harassment through telephone calls to the Center, the recent police aggression which took place yesterday, and…

International Petition

The below signed NGOs express their deep worries about the project for cancellation and re-establishment of charity organizations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia according to one supervised system, which annualizes the charismatic role of such charities that emerge from society for people’s needs. Actually, charity organizations will be transformed into semi governmental organization controlled by the government. This decision reminds us of the eastern countries model, which was destructed…

Thus spoke the people of North Sinai

Testimonies of State Security Intelligence Victims in Arish and the city of Sheikh Zoayyed Report of a fact finding visit Undertaken by The Egyptian Association against Torture (Laila Soueif, Aida Seif El Dawla) Hisham Mubarak Law Center (Ahmed Seif El Islam Hamad) El Nadim Center for the Rehabilitation of Victim of Violence (Magda Adly) 15 – 17 November 2004 We present this report without an introduction, without comments.. the words…

ARAB COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Paris, 13/08/2001 Office of Mrs. Mary Robinson, High Commissioner of Human Rights. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Action Group against Arbitrary Detention Palais Des Nations Geneva, Switzerland Dear Sirs/Madams. The Arab Commission of Human Rights, (ACHR), wishes to draw your attention to the appalling detention conditions endured by the political prisoners in Syrian jails. Indeed, Following the release of six hundred prisoners on the sixteenth of August 2001 (most of…

FREEDOM FOR FARID ZAHRAN IN EGYPT

The Arab Commission for Human Rights (ACHR) received the information that Mr. Farid Zahran, director of “ Al Mahrousa” Center and the Coordinator of the “National Council for solidarity with the Palestinian people” was arrested on 20th September at 1:00 p.m while he was walking in Tayaran street in Naser City .Then he was taken to his home, which was searched without any legal reason. ACHR Expresses its deep concern…

Campaign to Free Palestinian Child Political Prisoners

Currently around 160 Palestinian children are being held as political prisoners by the Israeli government. Almost without exception, these children face torture while under interrogation, are denied family visits and are incarcerated in circumstances deleterious to their health and well being. Beginning July 2001, Palestinian lawyers were banned from visiting these children and are thus unable to follow up on the situation inside the prisons. The situation is deteriorating on…

An Appeal to All European Democrats

An Appeal to All European Democrats Be the Witnesses for Sharon Crimes Dear Friends, defenders of Freedoms and Human Rights in Europe: The Israeli army continues the violent operations of reoccupying the Palestinian cities and camps. Barbarously enough, the Israeli soldiers prohibit the groups of emergency from rescuing the injured people. Electricity and water are cut off from the area. The Palestinian President is in siege, in a step to…

Iraq’s Interim Constitution… The objectives and future scenarios…

Abderrahim Sabir In June 30, 2004 a “new Iraq government” will emerge to “administer” the daily affairs of the state and help pave the road for an elected parliament, the adoption of a permanent constitution, and a government by early 2005. These objectives limit the interim appointed government from making any long-term decisions that might impact or hinder the work of the upcoming elected bodies. But what role does the…

THE UNITED STATES SHOULD REFRAIN FROM CALLING ON CENSORING AL JAZEERA

Press Release Washington, 28 April 2004 Contact: Abderrahim Sabir (202) 468-8220 THE UNITED STATES SHOULD REFRAIN FROM CALLING ON CENSORING AL JAZEERA The Arab Commission for Human Rights is deeply concerned by the Bush Administration continued attempts to pressure the government of the Persian Gulf state of Qatar to use its influence to modify the programming of al-Jazeera, the Arabic-language satellite television station headquartered in Doha. The United States Secretary…