Communication 323/06: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and

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INTERIGHTS v Egypt

Summary of the Complaint:
1.

This Communication is brought by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal

Rights (EIPR) and INTERIGHTS (the Complainants) on behalf of Nawal
'Ali Mohamed Ahmed (the First Victim), 'Abir Al-'Askari (the Second
Victim), Shaimaa Abou Al-Kheir (the Third Victim) and Iman Taha Kamel
(the Fourth Victim).

2.

The Respondent State is the Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt); a State
Party to the African Charter on Human and Peoples‟ Rights (the African
Charter).1

3.

The Complainants submit that on 25 May 2005, the Egyptian Movement
for Change (Kefaya) organized a demonstration in front of Saad Zaghloul
Mausoleum with respect to the referendum aimed at amending Article 76
of the Egyptian Constitution, allowing multi-candidate presidential
elections. They submit that Riot police surrounded the small number of
protesters (around fifty) and several journalists reporting the events, and
at about 12:00 noon, while public buses were transporting young

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Egypt ratified the African Charter on Human and Peoples‟ Rights on 20 March 1984, and
is therefore a State Party.

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