Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue Welcomes President Sisi’s decision to End the State of Emergency

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Today, the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) welcomed the decision of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to end the extension of the state of emergency in the country and stressed that it is a historic decision that confirms the president’s keenness in the new republic that citizens live their normal lives after 7 years of working in the state of emergency.

The statement clarified that the President had previously pledged, in declaring the National Strategy for Human Rights, that the state would take steps to enhance public freedoms. These pledges have found their way to be implemented by releasing a number of those arrested and now ending the state of emergency and ending all the effects arranged on it.

 The FDHRD stressed that it supports all steps that would enhance freedoms and rights, especially after opening the file of those arrested and reviewing the legal positions of detainees in pretrial detention.

In his statement, the FDHRD affirmed that it is a message that next year, the year of civil society, will witness a breakthrough in the field of human rights and civil work of all kinds in order to achieve prosperity and a decent life for the Egyptian citizen.

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