Adel Tayari - TDO - (TUNISIA) At a time when a large segment of the Egyptian people are waiting for the world to warn Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of misleading the right to trample on human rights and suppress his opponents in a way that is disappointing, the Egyptians' disappointment in pressuring Sisi to ease the grip of the iron fist ruled by Egypt Was great after the statement issued by the White House a few days before Abdul Fattah al-Sisi began his first official visit to the United States after the rise of Donald Trump to the presidency. The White House statement issued on Friday, 31 March 2017, indicated that human rights issues were no longer allowed to become an open point of conflict with Egypt in a major shift in US foreign policy with any other president, whether from the Republican Party or the Democratic Party.
Indeed, during the visit of Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to Washington and his meeting with Donald Trump, they were not exposed during their talks to human rights in Egypt and the focus was only on the security and economic situation. In a disappointing move, the White House statement praised Sisi, saying he is fighting a strong war against terrorists and exerting efforts to boost the Egyptian economy. Without fully referring to his campaign against local opponents.
On the other handHuman Rights Watch said that the meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his American counterpart Donald Trump was held at a moment when human rights in Egypt were rocky and she said thatthe Egyptian security forces arrested tens of thousands of Egyptians and committed serious human rights violations, including torture and enforced disappearances, and possibly extrajudicial executions. The Egyptian regime responded to the world body by saying that Human Rights Watch had no credibility, Whether for the Egyptian public opinion or for many countries of the world because, according to the Egyptian regime, it has always been promoting falsehoods and false information.
In addition to Human Rights Watch, the Justice Committee in Geneva, an independent Swiss human rights organization, called for a reduction in the simulations of detainees before military courts and for changing laws to bring about crimes, abuses against citizens and justice in Egypt. The Committee also recommended in its report issued on Thursday, April 6, entitled "No horizon for the end of systematic injustice" to stop referring civilians to military courts and refer them to civilian courts. It also called for the referral of all military cases and cases pending before the military judiciary to the Public Prosecution or the Natural Judiciary, and to re-establish trial procedures in accordance with the Egyptian Penal Code so that defendants can obtain their right to ensure theadequate legal defense of their charges. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi also demanded the annulment of sentences handed down by military courts against civilians
And stressed the need to launch a community dialogue in Egypt on the amendment of Article (204) of the Constitution to prevent the absolute trial of civilians before the military judiciary.