CAIRO: The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) announced on Sunday its deep concern about the presidential decision to amend the preventive detention law.
The amendment will cancel the article that set the maximum term of imprisonment to two years.
The organization described the amendment in a Sunday press releases “a violation of rights that guarantee fair trial of the accused, set by international organizations,who consider preventive detention a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the investigative process.”
Hafez Abu Seada, chairman of EOHR, said, “preventive detention‘robs’ the accused of their freedom by imprisonment, which is considered punishment and should not be imposed without a verdict and a fair trial.”
Seada added, “Preventive detention is a dangerous measure because it violates international covenants on human rights.”