March 3, 2018
The undersigned parties hold the Egyptian security authorities all the responsibility of Ghonim’s safety and demand quickly detection of his place detentions and quickly release him. And call upon all domestic and international organizations to solidarity by all possible means to guarantee the safety of Ghonim and quickly releasing him.
It’s worrisome that human rights field in Egypt is threatened after the repeated targeting of human rights defenders, in opposition of the United Nations declaration on the right and responsibility of individuals, groups and society institutions in promoting and protection of human rights.
They also have fears that enforced disappearances and other human rights violations after the systematic targeting of human rights defenders and getting them out of sight like what’s happening now with the lawyer (Ezzat Ghonim).
At last, the undersigned call upon all domestic and international organizations to demand the Egyptian authorities revealing his whereabouts, and calling them to stop arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearance policies, and creating a safe area to enable human rights defenders to do their jobs without fears for their freedom or safety.
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Ezzat Ghoneim .. Shield of humanity and law and freedoms
Hours after his disappearance amid expectations of his arrest, Egyptian lawyer and Human Rights Activist Ezzat Ghneim adds new tournaments in the legal and human rights struggle for human rights, which has always sought his right regardless of his color, belief or opinion
In order to achieve a society that is safe and free from terrorism
He graduated from the Faculty of Law in 2000 and worked in the legal field as a lawyer specializing in freedom issues before administrative courts and the Council of State. He obtained a Diploma in Human Rights and Civil Society from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.
He has been in the field of human rights since 2005 and has emerged as a human rights activist committed to legal and professional standards in his work.
Where he worked on issues of human rights in general and civil rights in particular as an independent activist and then active in some civil society organizations, until he became executive director of Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms in 2014
He did not stop his activities in human rights and legal fields, but he went to raise awareness about them. He has many contributions and writings in the field of rights and freedoms
Including the book “Human Rights between Islamic law and international covenants” and “Legal Awareness Book” in cooperation with the Foundation of Toshiba Al-araby, and recently issued a book “the legal researcher between the methodology of work and influence ways
He has also published many legal and legal studies, including the NGO Law and the Philosophy of the System, as well as a guide to dealing with human rights violations, in addition to periodic articles in several websites and electronic newspapers, as well as televised interviews with international and local media organizations.
We received news that the lawyer and human rights activist “Izzat Ghneim” appeared in the Supreme State Security Prosecution at the Fifth Gathering in Cairo in the early hours of Sunday, March 4th, without the presence of any of his lawyers, despite the waiting of lawyers until 11pm on Saturday March 3 Without his presence, and his continued detention in an unknown place
The charges against him are still unknown.
#عاجل | أنباء عن ظهور المحامي والحقوقي “عزت غنيم” بنيابة أمن الدولة العليا بالتجمع الخامس بالقاهرة، في الساعات الأولى من صباح اليوم الأحد 4 مارس؛ دون حضور أيّا من محاميه معه، رغم انتظار المحامين حتى الساعة الحادية عشر مساء أمس السبت 3 مارس دون حضوره، مع استمرار احتجازه في مكان غير معروف ولم يتم التعرف على التهم الموجهة إليه حتى الآن.
(التنسيقية المصرية للحقوق والحريات Facebook 4/3/18)