(source: VOCfm Online)

 

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61 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Egypt continues to pursue clearly discriminatory policies and practices and the violation of the human rights of its civilian population, including the Ikhwanul Muslimeen. So said Ibrahim Vauwda, senior researcher at the Media Review Network (MRN).

"The detention, torture and incarceration of 26 civilians accused of being members of Hizbollah and being tried in a military court is the latest in the long list of human rights violations by the Mubarak regime since coming to power some 28 years ago. In addition, in the Supreme State Security Emergency Court where they appeared, there is no right of appeal. They have also been denied access to their lawyers for six months," Vawda said in a statement on Monday.

According to MRN, Egypt’s "authoritarian and brutal regime which is the root-cause of its human rights violations must cease as demanded by its civilian population and international law. Without human rights and the rule of law there can be no justice, without justice there can be no peace." MRN has now called upon the regime of President Hosni Mubarak to facilitate a free, fair and just trial for the 26 detainees in a civilian court and that the Egyptian judiciary provide guarantees for the same. VOC

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