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President of the Eritrean Islamic Congress calls on Egyptian authorities not to fire on unarmed civilians
09-05-2012
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President of the Eritrean Islamic Congress calls on Egyptian authorities not to fire on unarmed civilians

Picked up some newspapers and international agencies yesterday that the Egyptian authorities opened fire Monday on the infiltrators Eritreans in Egyptian-Sudanese border, killing three and wounding five others. According to sources, the incident took place when the Egyptian forces trying to prevent the entry of a group of 35 immigrants from Eritrea, including a child and nine women to Egypt illegally at Jurf Hussein in the province of Aswan.

In a press statement he made for the track said Mr. Hassan Salman, head of the Eritrean Islamic Congress claim and his appeal to the Egyptian authorities not to fire on unarmed civilians who enter through its borders are forced to flee their bodies from the tyranny and the tyranny and oppression and persecution of Isaias Afewerki, who forced them to ride the horrors of the desert and the sea in search of the preservation of life and dignity, honor and freedom. He added that we ask the Egyptian authorities should be protected and secure the lives of Eritrean refugees in Egypt and then returned to another country by choice and are not obliged to return to Eritrea they fled, according to international treaties that granted to have right of access to humanitarian assistance and international protection, and become assistance and protection for longer required when national authorities are unable or unwilling to fulfill their obligations. Note that the rights of refugees and the obligations of States set forth within the provisions of the International Treaty on agreement of 1951. Where Article 33 of the Agreement signed in 1951 the state not to expel refugees from its territory. As stated in Article (prohibits a Contracting State to expel or return a refugee in any way to the border or territory where his life or liberty becomes in danger  because of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion).

He noted Mr. Hassan Salman in his remarks to the Organization of African Unity Convention of 1969 for the protection of refugees in the countries of Africa and entered into force in June 1974, came of this Agreement are complementary to the Charter of the United Nations, issued in 1951.The convention included a number of principles for the protection of refugees, including, not to endanger the refugees to arbitrary measures at the border, return or expulsion which motivates him to return or stay in the area may be a presence as a threat to his life or safety or freedom and the impermissibility of punishing refugees for fleeing, and the necessity to provide possible assistance to facilitate their return.

 
 
 
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