Egyptians did not know that the 25 January 2011 revolution would end with the events of July 3, 2013, which ended the democratic life that Egyptians had enjoyed for a mere year.
July 3, 2013 is a milestone in a dark era characterised by serious crimes carried out by the new regime; crimes that include murder, displacement, confiscation of property, arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearances, silencing of voices and arbitrary trials.
On July 3, 2018, the world will mark five years of quashed rights. During this five-year period, the regime has killed 2,194 people in open spaces and squares. Whoever survived the killings was arrested and tortured inside detention centres; the death toll of those killed as a result of torture and medical negligence reaching 728, amongst whom 137 died as a result of being subjected to torture. Furthermore, 29 people were executed, following the implementation of their death sentence issued in politicised trials. Of those executed, 27 were civilians who had faced trials before military courts.
An accurate number of prisoners of conscience since 3 July 2013 cannot be ascertained, but according to quantitative monitoring of available sources, 60,656 people have been arbitrarily detained, including more than 1,000 minors.
In Sinai, hundreds of houses were demolished, and more than 3,200 families were displaced (the average number of family members is 5-7 persons) following the decision to vacate the Rafah border strip, an order issued in October 2014. So far, three stages of evacuation have been undertaken. In the first two stages, a distance of 500 metres were evacuated in each respective stage, with the total area evacuated after the completion of the third stage, which began in October 2017, is anticipated to reach 1,500 metres.
All these crimes were committed under the gaze of the world, who did nothing to put an end to these crimes, nor hold those responsible accountable.
The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK invites you to attend a seminar and discussion on the human rights situation in post-revolution Egypt. Both the challenges for human rights in Egypt, and the prospects for remedying such challenges, will be discussed and interrogated by experts in the field.
Date and time
6:30 to 8:30 PM
Room name: Hilda clark 2&3
Friends House, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
Nearest Tube Stations: Euston; Euston Square; King’s Cross St Pancreas
Dr Melek Saral
a Marie Curie Research Fellow at SOAS School of Law, University of London.
has a broad practice specialising in international law, human rights, public law and extradition.
a Barrister practising at Temple Garden Chambers, London and The Hague.
a researcher at the AOHR UK
Dr Suha Al Shaikh
a human rights activist and member of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council.
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