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Egyptian feminist Mona Eltahawy fights Islamophobia/Cancels her talk in the Islamophobic debating centre De Balie, Amsterdam

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MONA ELTAHAWY

It was one particular event that took place at De Balie (that was brought to my attention on Saturday) which began a closer look for me at the centre and made me question whether I wanted to speak there. I explain my position 👇🏽. I hope to return to soon.

7:48 AM – 22 Apr 2019

For those asking “Why cancel your appearance over one event”: 1. That “one event” was bad enough 2. That event inspired a closer look at the centre & what it represents 3. Only white people can play “free speech” & “debate all ideas” game. I am not white. This is not theoretical

 

EGYPTIAN FEMINIST MONA ELTAHAWY FIGHTS ISLAMOPHOBIA/
CANCELS HER TALK IN THE ISLAMOPHOBIC DEBATING CENTRE DE BALIE, AMSTERDAM
INTRODUCTION:
Dear Readers,
Hereby I share with you a Shout Out Letter to the Egyptian feminist Mona
Eltahawy for her cancelling of her talk in the debating centre De Balie in Amsterdam.
Background

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[Human Rights Watch]/Egypt: Rab’a Killings Likely Crimes Against Humanity

EGYPT: RAB’A KILLINGS LIKELY CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

 

No Justice a Year Later for Series of Deadly Mass Attacks on Protesters
AUGUST 12, 2014
  • What Egypt Should Do:
    End excessive use of force in policing demonstrations
    What UN Member Countries Should Do:
    Urgently establish an international commission of inquiry to investigate mass killings of protesters; Suspend all sales and provision to Egypt of security-related items and assistance
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(Cairo) – The systematic and widespread killing of at least 1,150 demonstrators by Egyptian security forces in July and August 2013 probably amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today in a report based on a year-long investigation. In the August 14 dispersal of the Rab’a al-Adawiya sit-in alone, security forces, following a plan that envisioned several thousand deaths, killed a minimum of 817 people and more likely at least 1,000.

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Mass death sentences in Egypt/Urgent appeal about the mass death sentences by the Criminal Court in Minya/Letter to the minister of Foreign Affairs

URGENT APPEAL ABOUT THE MASS DEATH SENTENCES BY THE CRIMINAL COURT IN MINYA/

LETTER TO THE EGYPTIAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

 

To the Egyptian minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr Nabil Fahmy
Subject:
Mass Death sentences of 528 people by the criminal Court in Minya
Urgent request to overturn the death sentences
Reason:
Unfair trial, lacking basic due process protections.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person”
Article 3, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an
independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations
and of any criminal charge against him.
Article 10, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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[Human Rights Watch]Egypt: Shocking death sentences follow sham trial

EGYPT: SHOCKING DEATH SENTENCES FOLLOW SHAM TRIAL

 

529 Denied Right to Meaningful Defense, Face Capital Punishment
MARCH 25, 2014
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It’s shocking even amid Egypt’s deep political repression that a court has sentenced 529 people to death without giving them any meaningful opportunity to defend themselves. The Minya court failed to carry out its most fundamental duty to assess the individual guilt of each defendant, violating the most basic fair trial right. These death sentences should be immediately quashed.
Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director

(New York) – The criminal court in Minya, Egyptsentenced 529 people to death, possibly the largest mass death sentence in recent years anywhere, in a trial lacking basic due process protections.

The March 22, 2014, trial, in which the vast majority of defendants were tried in absentia, took place in under an hour. The prosecution did not put forward evidence implicating any individual defendant, even though it had compiled significant evidence during its investigations, and the court prevented defense lawyers from presenting their case or calling witnesses, three of the defense lawyers told Human Rights Watch. A second summary session was held two days later solely to announce the verdict.

“It’s shocking even amid Egypt’s deep political repression that a court has sentenced 529 people to death without giving them any meaningful opportunity to defend themselves,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “The Minya court failed to carry out its most fundamental duty to assess the individual guilt of each defendant, violating the most basic fair trial right. These death sentences should be immediately quashed.”

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Egypt/Letter to General Abdel Fattah al Sisi/Urgent appeal about the detention conditions of ex president Morsi and his nine aides

TO THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE
GENERAL ABDEL FATTAH AL SISI
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
CAIRO. ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
SUBJECT
APPEAL TO YOU ABOUT THE VIOLATIONS
OF HUMAN RIGHTS AGAINST EX PRESIDENT
MORSI AND HIS NINE AIDES IN DETENTION
“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.”
”’Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.”

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[Human Rights Watch]/Egypt: Sectarian Attacks Amid Political Crisis

EGYPT: SECTARIAN ATTACKS AMID POLITICAL CRISIS

Scant Protection As Christians Attacked in Several Cities
July 23, 2013
  • A protester holds a cross and a Koran during a protest against ousted President Mohamed Morsy at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 4, 2013.

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Egyptian security forces should be on high alert to prevent and halt sectarian violence in the current tense and polarized situation. Egypt’s religious and political leaders should denounce the dangerous escalation of sectarian attacks.
Nadim Houry, acting Middle East director

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[Amnesty International]/Egypt’s disastrous bloodshed requires urgent impartial investigation

 

EGYPT’S DISASTROUS BLOODSHED REQUIRES URGENT IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION

16 AUGUST 2013

More than 600 people have been killed in unprecedented levels of violence by the security forces.More than 600 people have been killed in unprecedented levels of violence by the security forces.© MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images

Based on the initial testimonies and other evidence we’ve gathered, there seems to be little doubt the security forces have been acting with blatant disregard for human life, and full investigations that are both impartial and independent are urgently needed

Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International
Fri, 16/08/2013

There were dozens of dead bodies and hundreds of injured people. They mostly sustained live ammunition wounds to the upper part of the body

A doctor Amnesty International spoke to in Cairo

There must be a full and impartial investigation into the violent dispersal of sit-in protests in Cairo this week, where security forces used unwarranted lethal force and broke promises to allow the wounded to exit safely, Amnesty International said today on the basis of its research on the ground.

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[Human Rights Watch]/Egypt/Many protesters shot in head or chest

 

EGYPT: MANY PROTESTERS SHOT IN HEAD OR CHEST

Risk of Further Killings as Security Officials Threaten to Forcibly Break up Sit-Ins
JULY 28, 2013
  • Medical volunteers and supporters of deposed President Morsy comfort a man who lost a relative during clashes with police.

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  • Bodies of supporters of deposed President Morsy are laid at a field hospital near the scene of clashes in Nasr city.

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The use of deadly fire on such a scale so soon after the interim president announced the need to impose order by force suggests a shocking willingness by the police and by certain politicians to ratchet up violence against pro-Morsy protesters.
Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East and North Africa director

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[Human Rights Watch]/ Egypt: Halt arbitrary Action against Brotherhood, Media

EGYPT: HALT ARBITRARY ACTION AGAINST BROTHERHOOD, MEDIA

 

Investigate Criminal Violence; Detain Only Based on law
JULY 8, 2013
  • Protesters take part in a protest demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy resign at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 1, 2013.

    © 2013 Reuters
Both General al-Sisi and interim President Adli Mansour promised that the political transition process would be inclusive , but these violations of basic political rights will mean the Muslim Brotherhood and others will be shut out of political life.
Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director

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[Human Rights Watch]/Egypt: Judge Government on Respect for People’s Rights

 

EGYPT: JUDGE GOVERNMENT ON RESPECT FOR PEOPLE’S RIGHTS

 

Protect Political Rights of Muslim Brotherhood
JULY 4, 2013
  • Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

    © 2013 Reuters
  • Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

    © 2013 Reuters
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(New York) –Egypt’s new government should break decisively from a pattern of serious abuses that has prevailed since the January 2011 uprising, and make a commitment to respect the rights to free expression and peaceful assembly.Authorities should protect and promote the rights of all Egyptians, and halt arbitrary arrests of members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliated Freedom and Justice Party.

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