Committee for Justice monitors 545 violations during the months of October and November and calls for an end to the policy of systematic repression

Committee for Justice called on the coup authorities in Egypt to stop the policy of systematic repression it pursues with any call for demonstrations, expression of opinion, or peaceful assembly, and to interact in a manner that respects the basic human rights of Egyptians. Which includes the right to demonstrate, peaceful assembly and expression of opinion, open channels of communication and dialogue with all spectrums of the opposition at home and abroad, and allow all groups and sects of society to actively participate in the political and societal life in Egypt..

In a statement issued on Tuesday, November 22, the Foundation called on the authorities of the coup regime to release the victims who were arrested, to reveal the fate of the forcibly disappeared, and to stop the policy of “recycling” renewed detention, which circumvents Egyptian and international law in order to keep the victims in prolonged detention before trial.

It stated that it monitored 545 violations committed by the authorities of the coup regime in Egypt during the months of October and November together, in conjunction with the calls for demonstrations on 11/11 against the bad economic and political conditions that Egypt is going through.

Where the violations to suppress these demonstrations began early, a full month before the call, with an unprecedented campaign of repression and arrests that cast a shadow over the human rights situation in general in the country..

It stated that these violations included; 503 violations of arbitrary detention for the first time, and 27 violations of enforced disappearance, including 24 violations against victims who are still under enforced disappearance until now, as well as 16 violations of renewed “recycling” detention. Two incidents of arbitrary arrest and arbitrary detention for several hours against citizens were monitored.

Committee for Justice indicated that it monitored approximately 40% of the total violations during the month of October; With 223 monitored violations, while approximately 59% of the same total violations occurred during only 13 days of November; By 322 monitored violations.

She explained that the violations she monitored included 7 different Egyptian governorates. Cairo governorate was the governorate with the highest number of violations it monitored. With 344 violations, followed by Alexandria governorate with 58 monitored violations, then Sharkia with 23 monitored violations..

She added that the data of the victims who were subjected to these violations; Committee for Justice was able to determine their age group. It was found that those with the highest share of monitored violations are the middle-aged group (35:59 years) with 34 violations, followed by the youth category (18:34 years) with 17 violations, then the elderly. (60+ years) with 5 observed violations.

In terms of occupational categories, the Foundation clarified that the largest share was for the category of administrative employees. with 8 monitored violations, followed by craftsmen and engineers; with 5 violations each, then human rights defenders and human rights activists with 4 violations, as for type; The male share was the highest; With 525 monitored violations, while the share of females was 20.

Committee for Justice noted that with regard to the legal position of these victims and the background to their detention; The share of victims currently under pretrial detention is the highest, with 519 monitored violations, followed by victims under enforced disappearance, with 24 violations, which was reflected in the data of the investigation authority before which the victims are presented. The share of the Supreme State Security Prosecution was the highest, with 427 monitored violations, followed by the Public Prosecution, with 66 monitored violations. The institution was also able to identify 13 cases involving 222 victims. The most prominent of them was Case 1893/2022 Supreme State Security, which has at least 114 defendants so far..

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