Friday, May 1, 2020
The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue expresses its condolences to the martyrs of the armed forces in the explosion of an explosive device in an armoured vehicle south of the city of Bir al-Abed, which resulted in the death and injury of an officer, a non-commissioned officer and eight soldiers.
The Organisation stressed in a statement today that such operations represent an aggression against human rights and the rule of law in Egyptian society, and that terrorism is in essence a denial and destruction of human rights.
The Organisation stressed that any justification for such operations violates the provision of Article 5 of the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bomb Attacks, which provides for ensuring that “criminal acts … are under no circumstances justifiable by considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or other similar nature.” which is contrary to what terrorist groups promote. Terrorist acts are not legitimate killings, they are mere acts of murder, and as such, they are considered criminal acts and states have the right to fight it by all possible means in accordance with international conventions on combating terrorism and violent extremism.
The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue extends its sincere condolences to the families of the martyrs and wishes a speedy recovery to all the injured.