- مقاربة النوع
- المنتديات الإجتماعية
- حقوق الإنسان
- الحرب و السلام
The Front to Defend Egyptian Protesters, which includes 34 Human Rights organizations and a number of volunteer lawyers, welcomed today the initiative taken by many activists and political powers to help representing the civil plaintiffs -families of the martyrs and injured- in the case of the ousted president Hosny Mubarak, his sons, his interior minister, and some figures of the former police apparatus. The initiative comes to ease the burden carried by the Front since establishment in April 2008, especially with the growing pattern of cases it is competent with since the aftermath of January 25th revolution.
The front deals with many military trials against innocent people, as well as the cases of the martyrs and injured which are a part of the case of Mubarak and Al-Adly.
Along with many Egyptian citizens, the Front was shocked that a great deal of lawyers who do not have anything to do with the case were present in the court session. We do not know how they had obtained permits to attend. The lawyers of the front hence; kept silent in that procedural session, especially that they had already submitted civil claims on behalf of the victims who authorized power of attorney, as well as filed a written note of their requests.
"The case involves about 414 victims, many of them have not been represented by any lawyer. This kind of initiative will allow many victims, injured, and families of the martyrs to be represented by competent lawyers who would shed the light on the scale of injustice they or their relatives have encountered. In such a criminal case, however, alongside with the role the lawyers of civil plaintiffs play, the biggest role is still played by the lawyers of the defendants" Said the Front to Defend Egyptian Protesters. "We have been calling on and urging all lawyers and all political powers to share the burden of the lawsuits with us, whether those of the martyrs and injured of the revolution or the military trials that involve thousands of people. Then came the case of the ousted president, assuring what we have requested since the start of the investigations to do with Al-Adly's case, which is, however very important, still just a part of a huge pile of cases. Thus, the Defense Front could only represent about 60 families and settled for them until we are able to offer more victims serious and real legal aid during the trial"
Since the erupt of the revolution, The Front to Defend Egyptian Protesters has worked on the case since day one. It has studies the case file, summarized it and listed the requests and the legal notes. Welcoming all initiatives aiming at offering help in this case or any other, the Front offers all its efforts and files to any serious or sincere initiatives for the rehabilitation of the martyrs and injured whether during the revolution by the Mubarak regime or after the revolution through military trials or ill-treatment and torture by the Military Police and any department under the Supreme Council of Military Forces.
Source . Anhri