NCHR member: Violations of protest law will force us to resign
Member of the NCHR, Kamal Abbas - YOUM7 (Archive)
By RANDA EL-BANNA

CAIRO: A number of members of The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said that violations have been committed under the guise of the protest law, referring particularly to the court order to imprison activists for three years in addition to a 50,00 EGP ( 7200 USD) fine for each of them.

This may lead to mass resignations as a step in protest of these violations, member of the NCHR Kamal Abbas told ONTV on Thursday.

Abbas also referred to the 62 detainees who were assaulted in Azbakeya Police Station, in addition to prisoners at Abu Zaabal prison being tortured, as evidence of further violations under the protest law.

Further, the Dostour Party denounced the continuation of protest law in its current form, party treasurer Mena Halim told Youm7, Friday. He added that the party demands that the presidency respond to the political powers’ demands to deactivate the law until it is amended.

Halim considers the law to be unjust, restricting to freedoms, and contradictory to the constitution. He also warned against neglecting the demands of wide factions of the youth, stating that this increases the gap between them and the regime.

The Abdeen Court of Appeals issued a verdict backing the imprisonment of activists Ahmed Douma, Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel for three years, with a 50,000 EGP fine each on April 7, on charges of violating the protest law.

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