On March 8, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in cooperation with Nazra for Feminist Studies organized a side event entitled “Egypt: One Year Under Military Rule” as part of the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) currently taking place in Geneva from February 27- March 24, 2012.
Speakers at the event were Yara Sallam, Women Human Rights Defenders Project Manager at Nazra for Feminist Studies; and Mohamed Zaree, Egypt Program Manager, Kirolos Nathan, Online Community Builder, and Nadine Sherif, International Advocacy Officer, all of CIHRS. Moderating the event was Laila Matar, CIHRS UN Advocacy Representative.
The event started with a narration of the time-line for violations committed, mainly against peaceful protesters, throughout the last year of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces rule in Egypt. Speakers addressed in details violations pertaining to freedom of assembly, association, and freedom of expression, particularly tackling online social media associated violations. The discussion also included a focus on the role of women during the Egyptian revolution and currently under Military rule. A short movie entitled “GUC Revolting” was screened during the event as part of a discussion on the role of
rising students’ movements in Egypt.
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