CAIRO – The party called for joining rallies organized by revolutionary groups "to reject a new protest law and against oppressive measures taken by the military-backed authorities"
CAIRO – The party called for joining rallies organized by revolutionary groups “to reject a new protest law and against oppressive measures taken by the military-backed authorities”
The Strong Egypt Party of former presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Futuh has denounced what it called “human rights violations” by military-backed authorities in Egypt.
“Human rights violations committed by the authorities have gone beyond all limits and international norms,” party spokesman Ahmed Emam said in a statement.
On Thursday, a student at Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering was killed from birdshot wounds.
The killing is the first since a controversial law regulating street protests came into effect on Sunday.
Emam called for joining rallies organized by revolutionary groups “to reject a new protest law and against oppressive measures taken by the military-backed authorities”.
The April 6 youth group has called for a week of demonstrations against the protest law, which makes it necessary for protest organizers to submit written notification to the Interior Ministry three days prior to staging a demonstration.
It also gives the security forces the right to deny organizers permission if they deemed the proposed protest a “threat to security or public safety” or if security conditions were found to be “inappropriate.”
According to the law, violators will either be fined or imprisoned – penalties that provoked the ire of many Egyptian politicians and activists who say the legislation curbs freedoms and gives police free rein to bar popular protest.