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  • Title: sixth press release Second Day of Elections First Round » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: 30.. sixth press release Second Day of Elections First Round.. 1-12-2011, 14:49.. : 559 |.. Parliamentary Elections.. 29.. th.. November 2011.. Second Day of Elections.. First Round.. Sixth Announcement.. Manal Hussein Human Rights Activist Detained.. Women turnover in Upper Egypt exceeds theirs in Cairo.. Before the end of the first day of election human rights activist Manal Hussein was arrested as she tried to photograph the judge in Om El Moemneen Preparatory School while he was filling in some of the ballot papers.. Quietness prevailed during second day of elections, yet the turnover of women and men decreased compared to first day of elections.. Like the first day some stations were behind schedule.. In Dar El Salam.. Elementary School, there were few scuffles because of crowds.. Securing forces intervened and organized the queues so that there were paths for people to go back and forth.. In Asuit.. women turnover is high.. In Luxor.. in stations numbered 514,515,516 an employee incited people to vote for El Hurrya and El Aadala Party which is Freedom and Justice Party.. again in stations 387,388 a women Called Hameeda Mekky who had no official documents or any representational authority directed people to cast their votes to Freedom and Justice  ...   campaigning for Freedom and Justice; thus, obey her.. In Hadayek El Koba.. in second constituency (individual, independent) and in first constituency (lists),the candidate Hassan Abu Gar transported big numbers to cast their votes on his behalf.. He was copied by another candidate named Fouad El Lewaa (independent worker quota).. In Belal School Sharabeya.. female voters outnumbered male ones.. In.. Kafr El Sheikh.. in several schools such as El Merazqa Thanaweya and in Preparatory Girls School people were transported by the help of supporters of Freedom and Justice Parties and El Nour Party to cast their votes to both parties.. In Dameitta.. in Commerce Secondary Boys and Girls School(kobry Seialla), people were rallied and offered bus shuttles that transferred them to the stations in order to vote on the behalf of Freedom and Justice Party.. In Asuit.. supporters of Freedom and Justice Party called supporters of El Kotla El Maserya ( Egyptian Bloc) as heretics while people on belf of the latter party tried to convince supporters of the earlier mention party totweak their discourse at no avail.. representatives of El Wafd Party and Justice and Freedom Party traded off votes for 50 pounds each.. Operational Room for Election Observation.. 12.. 30 pm.. Print.. Home Page..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> fifth press release First Day of Elections First Round
    Descriptive info: Magrabi.. Net.. > الصفحة الرئيسية, بيانات, ----------------برنامج تنمية الديمقراطية, ***مرصد حالة الديمقراطية***, بيانات, الأنتخابات البرلمانية >.. fifth press release First Day of Elections First Round.. 30-11-2011, 18:53.. Author:.. nabil.. 28.. Fifth Announcement.. First Day of Elections.. Egyptian Women (Female thugs, Fear of Forfeiture, Buying voting voices).. Observers Remarks and Report on Women s Participation:.. Many women declared that their high turnover is because they dreaded being fined; therefore they showed up at voting stations, yet they were confused as whom to vote for.. In Red Sea governorate,.. a van loaded with women surrounded female voters and talked them into voting for a candidate named Mohamed Abdel Maksoud in Hassan Kamel School.. in hall number 516 illiterate women were dismissed and offered no help by either the president or the judge to be able to fill  ...   confrontation with the military soldiers as they insisted on removing a banner portraying her.. Likewise she insisted that the banner will not be removed.. In New Cairo in Nasr City Awal.. constituency, there was a lot of tension among female voters because of aggregation of big numbersof voters.. This was observed in Bent el Shatee School, Fatma El Zahraa School, and Cairo Experimental School.. In Helwan governorate.. in Atef El Sadat School, a group of women was distributing publicity ads for a candidate named Mostafa Bakry while another group doing the same for acandidate of Freedom and Justice Part named Ramadan Omar.. In Hurgada Red Sea governorate,.. large number were transported to voting stations and traded off their votes for 500 pounds 250 paid in advance and the remaining paid after elections.. 02.. 00 pm.. Back..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> Fourth press release First Day of Elections First Round
    Descriptive info: Fourth press release First Day of Elections First Round.. 30-11-2011, 17:34.. November 2011.. Fourth Announcement.. First Round.. Members of El Nour Party Summon People in Mosques.. in an Attempt to Convince Them to Vote for El Nour Party.. Voting Stations Not Opened.. Observers of the coalition have reported the following events:.. -.. Members of El Nour Party.. mobilize people to vote for their party.. In Maadi constituency members of El Nour Party offered bus shuttle services for worshipers in El Hoda mosques (after asr prayers) to guarantee that worshipers will vote for El Nour Party.. -.. In Shubra and El Sahel.. constituencies supporters of Freedom and Justice (El Horeya w El Aadala) put forwards available choices to people in a deceiving and manipulative way as in putting the choices between Islam and El Kotla El Masreya Party.. supporters of the previously mentioned parties would ask people questions such as: Which of the two religious parties are you going to choose; hence, narrowing people choices to these two alternatives only.. Voting Stations.. that are not open so far:Toward the end of the  ...   A number of stations dismissed voters for unannounced reasons.. Following are names of some of these schools.. In Port Said, Ibn Khaldoon School.. was not open for unknown reasons.. In Cairo Miriam Tree School in Matarya was not opened till this report was finished.. The same goes for El Khansaa School in Ain Shams, Cairo.. Future school in Mataria, Cairo was not open except for one hall.. Voters were dismissed and asked to return tomorrow because there were not enough voting cards or applications and not enough voting boxes.. Judges did not attend at some voting station such as Khalid Ibn El Waleed School in Helwan district.. El Salam Secondary School in Hadayek el Koba,.. Cairo and Tebeen Primary School in Helwan hall 935 were closed for unannounced reasons.. Om el Momeneen School.. two halls were not open.. As for Galal Fahmy School three halls were not open.. - At Mixed School of El Etehad El Qawmy four halls were not open till the time this report was finalized.. Moreover, the High Committee did not announce any reason for this closure..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> project Rakeeb - First Round - Third Interim Statement
    Descriptive info: project Rakeeb - First Round - Third Interim Statement.. 30-11-2011, 17:23.. People s Assembly Elections First Round.. Third Interim Statement.. November 29, 2011, 10:00p.. m.. Smaller Queues, Voting Largely Peaceful on.. Second Day of First Round Voting.. Observers denied access or expelled from polling stations,.. active campaigning are problematic trends.. Project Rakeeb is joint collaboration between two Egyptian civil society organizations the Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement (EACPE) and the Egyptian Association for Development and Dissemination of Legal Awareness (EADDLA).. On the second day of the first round of voting in the People s Assembly Elections, Project Rakeeb deployed 413 non-partisan citizen observers in all nine governorates where elections are taking place.. Rakeeb observers were deployed to a statistically-sound, random and representative sample of polling stations and sent observation reports via text messageto a Central Data Center in Cairo.. Rakeeb observers reported smaller queues of voters in polling stations on the second day of first round voting.. The voting process was largely calm and without incident.. In contrast with findings on the first day, the vast majority of polling stations 95% - opened on time and 97% closed at 7 PM or later.. Relatively few incidents of violence or intimidation were reported nationwide however two problematic trends were continually reported, specifically:.. Despite having received accreditation, Rakeeb observers continued to be expelled by HEC officials from polling stations throughout the country; on the second day of voting, 15Rakeeb observers were denied access or expelled from polling stations.. Rakeeb observers continued to report incidents of active political campaigning at polling stations, most often by representatives and supporters of Freedom Justice.. Observers reported the use of religious slogans to influence voters, notably by Freedom Justice and Nour Party.. Qualitative Indicators.. Based on data gathered from 84 percent of observers who reported on the voting process and closing of polling stations, Project Rakeeb found some procedural inconsistencies where observers were deployed:.. Findings.. Day 1..  ...   to apply inconsistent practices for election administration due to the lack of clarity of the HEC procedures.. Critical Incidents.. There were relatively fewerincidents of violence or intimidation on the second day of voting in the first round however by the close ofpolls the following critical incidents were reported:.. 15 incidents of Rakeeb observers denied access or expelled from polling stations;.. 51 incidents of political party of active campaigning by political contestants in and around polling stations, most often by Freedom Justice;.. 10incidents of political party representatives using religious slogans to influence voters;.. One physical conflict between supporters of the Freedom Justice Party and Nour Party inside a polling station in Fayyoum which temporarily disrupted the voting process;.. 7incidents of vote buying;.. 3 cases of party or candidate agents being expelled from polling stations;.. One incident of an armed voter entering a polling station to cast his vote in Fayyoum; and.. One polling station official reportedlypressuredvoters to vote for a candidate in Assiut.. As the election process moves forward, Project Rakeeb calls upon the HEC to:.. Ensure that observers who have been accredited by the HEC are guaranteed access to polling stations in accordance with the Code of Conduct, international election standards and regulations of the HEC itself;.. Ensure the consistent application of official election procedures by judicial supervisors and polling officials to reduce confusion and errors at polling stations;.. Ensure that security officials are only temporarily permitted to be present inside polling stations until order is restored in accordance with the law; and.. Use its authority to prevent active campaigning by political parties in and around polling locations.. Project Rakeeb commends Egyptian voters ontheir participationduring the second day of the first round of elections for the People s Assembly.. We hope that all political parties, contestants, and citizens will participate calmly and responsiblyin the coming rounds of elections.. For more information about Project Rakeeb, please visit the website:.. www.. rakeeb.. net..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> Project Rakeeb - First Round - First Interim Statement
    Descriptive info: Project Rakeeb - First Round - First Interim Statement.. 29-11-2011, 20:10.. First Interim Statement.. November 28, 2011, 3:00 p.. For the first day of the first round of voting in the People s Assembly Elections, Project Rakeeb deployed 413 non-partisan citizen observers in all nine governorates where elections are taking place.. Rakeeb observers were deployed to a statistically-sound, random and representative sample of polling stations and have been transmitting observation reports via text message to a Central Data Center in Cairo.. Rakeeb observers have reported large queues of voters in many polling stations.. Although the voting process has been reportedly slow, voters have demonstrated patience thus far in the process.. Despite concerns of possible violence due to ongoing political unrest, observers have reported that voting has been largely calm without incident, with very few incidents of violence or intimidation.. However, there have been some problems, most notably delayed openings of polling stations; observers being denied access or being expelled from polling stations; and active campaigning by political party supporters at polling stations.. Specifically:.. Approximately 62 percent of polling stations where observers were deployed opened before 9 AM; 33 percent opened between 9 AM and 11 AM; and approximately 5 percent of polling stations had not yet opened as of  ...   the Higher Election Commission (HEC), most notably in Cairo, Alexandria and Fayyoum.. Rakeeb observers have reported some incidents of active political campaigning at polling stations, most often by representatives and supporters of Freedom and Justice Party.. Rakeeb observers have also reported inconsistent practices due to the lack of clarity of the HEC procedures; this was noted in the manner by which judicial supervisors dealt with unstamped ballot papers, parties and candidates campaigning within polling centers premises and the treatment of accredited observers.. Project Rakeeb calls upon the HEC to expeditiously address problems which have hampered the opening of polling stations and ensure that all voters are provided with sufficient opportunity to cast their ballots.. We also call upon HEC and judicial supervisors to ensure that observers who have been accredited by the HEC are guaranteed access to polling stations in accordance with the Code of Conduct and international election standards.. Moreover, Project Rakeeb also calls upon all political parties to refrain from campaign activities in accordance with Egyptian law.. Project Rakeeb commends Egyptian voters for turning out in large numbers to participate in the election process, despite the political and security situation.. We hope that all political parties, contestants, and citizens will participate calmly and responsibly as Election Day progresses..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> Third Press Release First Stage Women in Parliamentary
    Descriptive info: > الصفحة الرئيسية, بيانات, ***مرصد حالة الديمقراطية***, بيانات, الأنتخابات البرلمانية >.. Third Press Release First Stage Women in Parliamentary.. 29-11-2011, 11:10.. Parliamentary Elections 2011.. Third Press Release.. First Stage.. Women in Parliamentary.. Revolutionary Parliament.. Predominance and Control of Female Supporters of Religious Parties.. Today's elections have witnessed unprecedented participation on women's side.. Women insisted on voting for it was the first time in decades; therefore, they were composed, tolerant, and organized.. They were early at election stations and waited orderly in front of schools starting 7 am.. There were some obstacles to the election process such as schools opening late, voting cards unsigned and unstamped, insufficient number of voting cards, etc.. This phenomenon is not associated with the number of female candidates since the number of female candidates doesn't comprise 6.. 30 % of nominees for independent seats and 15.. 6 for party's list.. Observers of the coalition have witnessed several violations and transgressions among which are the following:.. President of stations 285 and 286 in Frere School El Zaher closed stations as voting women were not veiled.. Opening of some voting stations  ...   Serry School.. In Kafr El Sheikhin Qeleen stations 484 and 485, educated women filled voting cards on the behalf of illiterate ones in favor of El Horeya and El Aadala Party.. Moreover, these cards were distributed amongst those voters outside the voting hall itself.. Members of the army forces uncovered faces of some covered women without resorting to women for this duty which is what needed to happen.. In El Khalifa constituency women were assembled by female supporters of El Horya and El Aadala Party to vote for their party.. In Helwan Secondary School for girls representative of El Nour Fundamentalist Party eniced some women to vote for their party.. In Hadayek el Qoba in stations 612 and 617 in El Qoba Girls School, covered women were pressuring other women to vote for El Nour party.. Voters tried to complain but were given poor attention.. In Abdeen Secondary School , some women were coercing to vote in favor of El Horya and El Aadala Party.. In Dakahlia female thugs in front of agriculture administration station were throwing stones at supporters of Muslim Brotherhood..

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  • Title: DataLife Engine > Printable version> Second Press Release First Stage Campaigns Continue In spite of Illegitimacy of Pursuing Campaigns on Elections Day
    Descriptive info: Second Press Release First Stage Campaigns Continue In spite of Illegitimacy of Pursuing Campaigns on Elections Day.. 28-11-2011, 18:38.. Second Press Release.. Campaigns Continue In spite of Illegitimacy of Pursuing.. Campaigns on Elections Day.. Transgressions by El Horeya W El Aadala Party.. Outnumbers those Committed by the Dissolved National Party.. Prepared by:.. The Independent Coalition for Elections Observation.. Chaos Continues.. Election Stations without Judges or Voting Cards (Applications).. Filled Voting Cards Given Out to Voters in Kafr el Sheikh.. Religious Parties Violate Regulations in Place.. of the Former National Party.. El Nour Fundamentalist Party Rallies Women to Vote.. The Independent Coalition for the Observation of Elections releases its second announcement.. First day of elections is characterized by a good deal of violations such as distributing filled voting cards or applications in Kafr el Sheikh (in front of An Artisans School) on the behalf of a candidate named Khaleefa Ahmed (independent candidate) and Mohammed El Ekhtyar (independent worker).. Violence.. Cairo Governorate:.. In Zeytoon constituency women supporters of El Horya W El Aadala Party instigated a fight with their counterparts supporting other parties.. One woman was found carrying cold steel weapon in front of Ansaar Sery School.. A scuffle between security forces and voters was witnessed in Matarya in front of El Obour School because it was closed.. Casual injuries were observed.. Kafr El Sheikh Governorate:.. Scuffle amongst supporters of one candidate using knives and swiss knives in front of a preparatory school for boys.. Asiout Governorate:.. In front of El Moabada School a group of people engaged in a fight and security forces managed to disperse them.. Luxor Governorate:.. El Zebedaya School in Arment in stations number 403 and 408 the wives of candidates got in fights as each  ...   pm because of late arrival of voting cards.. In El Montazah constituency in stations 375 and 376 voting cards arrived as late as 12 pm.. Insufficient number of voting cards in Gaber Zaitoon west of Alexandria stations 62, 63, and 64 was observed.. Also, some cards were found unsigned or unstamped in Khorshed School and Agricultural Secondary School.. Voters namely Misr El Thawra in Asmaa Abu Bakr School in El Amereya constituency School issued a report against the president of the station bedause of late arrival of voting cards.. In stations 476, 477,478 group voting was tracked on behalf of Muslim Brotherhood.. Fayoom :.. Shusha village started voting at 12 because of late arrival of voting cards.. El Hawary School was closed from12:00 1:00 with the pretext that it is lunch time.. In Sensorus , Fatma El Zahraa there was group voting.. Asiout:.. The candidate Abdullah Mohamed Tamam was eliminated from workers category because he disapproved of the military services.. He pursued lawsuit in judicial court case number 1992for the year 23 because he was moved from workers to lists instead.. He requests the annulment of the elections.. Although illegal campaigns continue:.. In spite of the declaration of the end of campaigns some still continued inside voting stations.. In Port Saeed.. the wife of candidate El Badry Farghaly was advertising for her husband same like El Horeya and El Aadala Party.. In other places this very same party was distributing sugar, rice and other food items among voters.. In Cairo.. supporters of El Nour Party were encouraging and enticing voters to vote for.. El Nour Party.. in stations 553,554,555 in Mohamed Mahmud Khamees School representors of El Horya and El Aadala Party directed voters to vote for their party..

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  • Title: First Announcement First Day Stage One » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: First Announcement First Day Stage One.. 28-11-2011, 16:25.. : 505 |.. P.. arliamentary Elections 2011-11-28.. First Announcement.. First Day.. Stage One.. Prepared by.. The Independent Coalition for Election Observation.. People Headed to Polling Stations.. Organizational and administrative errors might.. be indicators of the inefficiency.. and incapability of the.. Highest Commission to monitor the election process.. Various transgressions and violations occurred.. that might lead to the annulment of the elections.. Unprecedented participation of voters.. Personalized initiatives to report transgressions and mistakes.. Two thousand four hundred and twenty observers and supervisors are present at numerous election stations.. These observers are affiliated to The Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement (EACPE) which is a member of the Independent Coalition for Election Observation that comprises Cairo Center for Human Rights Study and Center for Proper Communication Means for Development.. These aim at observing and watching the election process since 17.. 5 million Egyptians are headed to 3307 polling stations in the following governorates: Cairo, Kafr el Sheikh, Damietta, Alexandria, Asuit, Luxor, Red Sea, Port Said, El Fayoum.. Voters are nominating 56 representatives for independent seats, 112 representatives for various parties' lists which add up to 168 seats that comprise 34% of the members of The Council.. Evidence of Transgressions One Day before Assigned Day for Elections:.. Operational rooms for election observation in several constituencies such as that of the Red Sea, Asuit, and Luxor received complaints from voters that many of the cards handed for voters were neither signed nor stamped.. These cards were shared by means of social networks for Communication  ...   the people.. Organizational and Administrative Errors Might Be Indicators of the Inefficiency and Incapability of the Highest Commission to Monitor the Election Process:.. The Coalition has previously released warnings about its doubts regarding the ability of the High Commission to monitor the elections.. Those doubts are based on the Commission's experience (in observing and controlling fair elections) which is minimal.. Operational rooms for election observations have received several notifications of violations that passed unattended to such as in Fayoum governorate many constituencies (Senourus, shakshook, Senhoor, Batn Ahrees, Kasr el Gebally) voting cards did not arrive till ten o'clock likewise in Cairo in some constituencies as in Heliopolis, Ain Shams, El Matarya, and Nasr City.. In addition some voting stations have not received their voting boxes as in Hadayek el Koba (Ahmed Maher School, El Fateh School, Haroon El Rasheed School).. Also election stations in Engineering Faculty in Shobra, El Mansheya and El Gomrock in Alexandria, and Shobra School have received unsigned and unstamped voting cards or application.. Voting committee in Frere School is running the election without its president who has left the station for unknown reasons.. Security:.. Chaos prevailed before election.. Police officer shot bullets in air in Dar el Salam in El Mamarya School in response to people's agitation and objection since station was not open till 10 o'clock.. In Bank Alexandria School in Helwan there were commotion and unrest because station opening was delayed and voters were not allowed in till 10 o'clock again.. This commotion led to the death of a soldier.. 30 am..

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  • Title: Crisis of Human Rights in Egypt The Bitter Results of Ten Months in the Grip of the Military » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: Crisis of Human Rights in Egypt The Bitter Results of Ten Months in the Grip of the Military.. 26-11-2011, 18:04.. : 617 |.. Crisis of Human Rights in Egypt.. The Bitter Results of Ten Months in the Grip of the.. Military.. A Joint Statement by 12 Rights Organizations.. Cairo, 25 November 2011.. On the 19.. of November, 2011, Egyptians took to the streets and squares of Egypt once more in peaceful protest, demanding a true civil, democratic state consistent with their dreams of last January.. These peaceful, unarmed protestors were met with excessive force by police and soldiers of the armed forces, leading to the deaths of dozens of Egyptians and the injury of more than 3000 others.. The reality on the ground is that the SCAF is adopting the very policies and methods of the Mubarak regime by repressing protests and sit-ins, using excessive force against peaceful demonstrators, killing dozens of unarmed civilians, carrying out arbitrary arrests, and exploiting the media to defame civilian forces and human rights defenders, while at the same time exaggerating the social power of some extremist Islamist groups with the aim of frightening Egyptian society and the West into conceding to the.. de facto.. order.. These strategies are all too reminiscent of those of the ousted president.. Over the past 10 months the SCAF has been actively engaging in reproducing and creating unprecedented new methods of repression in Egypt, the likes of which were not seen even during Mubarak s era.. During this period the military police has been involved in acts of extrajudicial killing that took the lives of dozens of innocent civilians.. The Maspero massacre, during which 27 civilians most of them Copts - were mercilessly killed by forces of the military police, is just one incident among several in which the military and police officers have fired live ammunition at unarmed civilian protestors.. Additionally, during these protests, thousands of civilians have been arbitrarily arrested and sent to exceptional military courts.. These trials have become systematic, as over 13 thousand civilians, among them thousands of peaceful protestors, activists, and bloggers, have been investigated by military officers.. Mikhail Nabil and Alaa Abdel Fattah are only two prominent examples of thousands of other cases in which civilians have been prosecuted and sentenced within one hour and without legal representation to serve between 1 to 5 years in prison.. When detained and imprisoned, some have been subjected to torture and other forms of inhumane and degrading treatment, by both police officers and military soldiers.. The infamous case of virginity tests performed on young female protestors in order to label female activists as prostitutes is just one example of maltreatment that was not know in Egypt until now.. Indeed, torture in post-revolutionary Egypt has not disappeared; rather, it continues to be widely and systematically practiced just as it was before the revolution.. The victims of torture are political activists or civilians detained on fabricated charges of thuggery, most of whom belong to the social forces which call for democracy and a civil state.. Moreover, after the January revolution the military police has joined the institutions which have long carried out torture and has been directly involved in many of these violations.. Enforced disappearance of political activists is also on the rise.. Activists are being abducted by security and/or military officers, blindfolded, and taken to unknown places to be investigated.. The victims whereabouts remain unknown until their cases receive publicity.. Only then are they released.. These violations take place in a climate of impunity and absence of accountability mechanisms.. Complaints filed at the prosecutor s office are usually dismissed or intentionally neglected.. Victims and their families including those who were killed or injured during the 18 days of the revolution are put under constant pressure by the perpetrators to drop their charges.. Furthermore, the current regime is still unable and unwilling to prosecute the members of the Mubarak regime for the crimes that they committed during the past 30 years.. Mubarak s trial appears to be a farce, with his acquittal more likely than his condemnation as a result of insufficient gathering of evidence and investigation and the lack of protective measures for witnesses.. It is clear that the SCAF does not possess the real political will necessary to ensure a system of accountability for pasta and on-going violations, as Mubarak is only tried for human rights violations committed between January 25 and February 2, without any attempt at accountability for the crimes against human rights which were committed during his thirty-year reign.. It is important to note that the public prosecutor s office, which has the power to bring charges against Mubarak and other officials from his regime, has not undergone any reform; the current prosecutor s office is working with the same composition as under the Mubarak regime.. These are the same prosecutors that used to play a pivotal role in concealing crimes of torture, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings, while at the same time actively prosecuting the regime s opponents, including Ayman Nour, Saed Din Ibrahim, and many young political activists, such as Alaa Abdel Fattah in 2006.. As a result, the perpetrators of past human rights violations are still enjoying their freedom and even power, which they utilize to restrict the already narrow margin left for freedoms.. Meanwhile, the families of those  ...   concept that they are working for the society and not for the government; this only means that these organizations are working against the government," and that: "working against the government signifies working against the state.. ".. Neither the performance of the SCAF nor of the government has changed from that of the Mubarak regime in terms of respecting economic and social rights.. Following several promises to issue a law guaranteeing the freedoms of trade unions and workers, the proposed law was never issued and implemented.. Rather, after issuing a decree to dissolve the General Federation of Trade Unions of Egypt, another decision was issued to return it to work once more.. Moreover, the promises of implementing a minimum wage were likewise never realized.. Perhaps the only difference between the violations committed by the Mubarak regime and those committed by the SCAF is in the targets of the violations, for while Mubarak primarily targeted religious extremists, the SCAF has begun to treat their leaders as advisors who assist in solving sectarian crises and who lend the SCAF further aid in the form of popular support.. Meanwhile, the SCAF employs all forms of repression including extrajudicial killing, torture, arbitrary arrest, forced virginity tests, and military trials against victims who are mainly either media professionals, bloggers, liberals, leftists, or rights activists, or ordinary citizens and soccer fans who do not belong to any political faction and who simply demand freedom and democracy and respect for human rights.. And while the SCAF has not implemented the law even in cases in which extreme religious groups have committed crimes which threaten the social peace between Muslims and Copts, as seen when extremists destroyed the church in the village of "Soul" over a period of two days without any reaction from the authorities, the SCAF and military police forces used excessive violence and deliberately killed a group of Coptic demonstrators in front of the Maspero building who were merely protesting the destruction of another church by extremists in the town of "Marinab" in Aswan.. It is in this repressive climate permeated by gross violations and unprecedented attacks against civil society that the parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on the 28.. of November and continue in stages through 13.. of January 2011.. This does not bode well for the prospects of free and fair elections and disparages hopes for democracy.. In particular, the attacks and threats against NGOs both hinder them from adequately monitoring and documenting the ongoing violations and threaten their ability to monitor the elections and participate in the creation of a democratic system.. Indeed, Egyptians did not take to the streets and squares of Egypt once again in the second chapter of the January 25.. Revolution only because of their doubts about the fairness and impartiality of the coming elections and their lack of confidence in the authenticity of the results.. Rather, they continue to demonstrate against a series of continuous violations to human rights, in rejection of all of the practices of the Mubarak era which the Egyptian Revolution sought to eradicate.. For these reasons and in order to find a way out of the current crisis, the SCAF must immediately implement the following:.. Put an immediate end to all forms of the violence, extrajudicial killings, and arbitrary arrests which have been carried out by the SCAF and the Ministry of Interior against the opposition, and especially peaceful protestors;.. Transfer all authorities of the SCAF to a temporary civilian government until transfer of authority to an elected government and president can take place;.. Task the Supreme Judicial Council with performing an independent investigation into the crimes committed against protestors in all cases since the 12.. of February, particularly the crimes committed against the young Egyptian women who were subjected to virginity tests, the crimes of the Maspero Massacre, and the crimes of killing of protestors in Tahrir Square since the 19.. of November.. The investigative body formed by the Supreme Judicial Council must have the authority to perform investigations with officers and soldiers of the armed forces as well as with the SCAF.. Put an immediate end to military trials of civilians and ensure the release of those arrested for the sole purpose of expressing their opinions.. Additionally, civilians with recognizable criminal offences should be referred to civilian courts and be presented in front of the judicial authorities of appropriate jurisdiction.. Apply the rule of law and due process guarantees in dealing with sectarian violence and ensure prompt and legal action against incitement to religious hatred.. Immediately end the state of emergency and allow for a thorough review of all laws that directly affect people s rights and liberties, including martial law.. Protect and advance the components and pillars of a civil state and involve all sectors of society, particularly civil society groups, in a transparent and constructive dialogue on critical decisions concerning the transition phase and the shaping of the country s future.. Signatories:.. The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.. Arab Penal Reform Organization.. Arabic Network for Human Rights Information.. Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.. Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement.. Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.. Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination.. Habi Center for Environmental Rights.. Hisham Mubarak Law Center.. Nazra for Feminist Studies.. New Women Foundation.. The Human Rights Association for the Assistance of the Prisoners..

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  • Title: "Press Release " Bloody Elections » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: "Press Release " Bloody Elections.. 24-11-2011, 19:19.. : 614 |.. Bloody Elections.. Some Party Lists Candidates Suspend.. Their Electoral Campaigns Act of Political Life.. Corruption to be Issued After the End of Electoral Process.. Press Release.. Cairo, 23.. 11.. 2011.. The Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement (EACPE) presents its deep condolences to Tahrir square martyrs families and all families of martyrs all over Egypt (martyrs of the second round of the Egyptian revolution); those who faced deliberate murder by security forces.. 33 Egyptian martyr and thousands were injured, some with impairments.. Security forces used lethal/toxic gases to break up the sit in, in addition to using excessive force against protesters, including firing at their eyes.. The EACPE calls for referring whoever killed or caused injuries to Egyptians to a faire and just trial.. The EACPE is confident that regardless their position, who committed a murder against Egyptians or their revolution, will not face impunity.. Unfortunately those crimes are taking place with the blessings of the Supreme Council for Armed Forces, who is in charge of the transitional face, with the incitement of state owned media against protesters all over Egypt.. In spite of the mourning state of Egyptians over martyrs and injured, the state of chaos, lack of transparency, and the doubt in the intentions of security forces accused of killing and injuring unarmed Egyptians, the Supreme Council for Armed Forces, in many statements, and in the last statement of the head of the Supreme Council for Armed Forces confirmed holding elections in its pre-set time, 28.. of November 2011.. Also, the head of the Higher Committee for Elections stated that the Committee is ready to hold elections in time.. All of this is astonishing, and the question is how the  ...   on the ex-NDP candidates even if some of them succeeded in elections.. This is a continuation of the chaos scenario and lack of experience in managing the transitional phase from the Supreme Council for Armed Forces, and the failure of the Higher Committee of Elections in running the parliamentary elections for 2011.. The EACPE, a member of the Independent Coalition for Elections Observation, issued five (5) reports and ten (10) statements with its notes on the 2011 parliamentary elections; EACPE sees that elections will not achieve a real democratic transition in Egypt, nor it transitioning from a tyranny to a plural democratic regime.. In all case, it is enhancing the terms for a conventional parliamentary elections, as if the Egyptian revolution didn t take place.. As if we are facing a ruling from the Supreme Constitutional Court, or this is just a decision from Mubarak to dissolve the rigged 2010 parliament, and holding new elections.. Even if this is the case, we are will have elections contradicting all international standards for faire elections, in a very deteriorating political environment, freedoms restrictions, corrupted legislations, non-independent Higher Committee for Elections and security forces killing Egyptians with cold blood, sure of impunity.. The EACPE calls upon the Supreme Council for Armed Forces to postpone the 2011 parliamentary elections for a month, and refer all accused of killing and injuring Egyptians in the 19.. November incident to trial, and accuse them of first degree murder.. Also EACPE calls upon the Supreme Council for Armed Forces to vow on protecting Egyptians during casting their votes.. EACPE also urges the political powers in Egypt, who still insist on holding elections in unstable conditions to approve upon postponing the first stage of elections supposed to take place on the 28..

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  • Title: Invitation for the Press conference Announcing the progress report of the 1st phase of monitoring 2011 parliamentary elections » The Egyptian Association For Community Participation Enhancement
    Descriptive info: Invitation for the Press conference Announcing the progress report of the 1st phase of monitoring 2011 parliamentary elections.. 17-11-2011, 17:44.. : 893 |.. "The 2011 Parliamentary Elections:.. Between Organizational Blundering and the Complications of the Political Scene".. Press conference.. Announcing the progress report of the 1st phase of monitoring 2011 parliamentary elections.. Invitation.. November 17, 2011.. The Independent Coalition for Elections Monitoring, which includes both the Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, will hold a first press conference to declare the achievements of the first phase of monitoring of the 2011 parliamentary elections.. The conference will take place next Saturday, November 19, at 10:30 a.. at Dr.. Mohamed Sayed Said Hall at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (21 Abd Al-Meged El- Remaly - next to the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce - Seventh Floor - Flat 71 - Bab El Louk - Downtown Cairo).. The first report of the monitoring of the 2011 parliamentary elections will refer to all of the irregularities and violations that occurred since the nominations were opened.. The results of the report  ...   of the electoral process, which includes monitoring 14 constituencies under the individual system and 26 constituencies under closed party lists system with the help of 3000 local observers in 24 governorates all over Egypt.. Meanwhile, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies is monitoring visual and printed media performance during the elections process.. This will be accomplished by examining the neutrality of the coverage of the elections of 7 private and state-owned television channels as well as three religious channels (including both Muslim and Christian channels), in addition to reviewing 6 daily and 4 weekly national and independent newspapers.. This project is being carried out by 20 media monitors.. **N.. B.. Simultaneous translation from Arabic to English will be provided.. !--[if !mso]> !--[endif] --> !--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 !--[if gte mso 9]> !--[if gte mso 10]> !--[endif] --> !--[if gte mso 9]> !--[if gte mso 9]>.. "The 2011 Parliamentary Elections:.. Announcing the progress report of the 1.. st.. phase of monitoring 2011 parliamentary elections.. at.. Dr.. Simultaneous translation from Arabic to English will be provided..

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