Khaled Hamza, Ikhwanweb Editor, Awarded Honorary Membership of ACHR
|Thursday, March 6,2008 10:57|
|By Ibrahim El-Houdaiby|
Violette Daguerre, President of the Paris-based Arab Commission for Human Rights (ACHR) announced on Thursday that the commission awarded honorary membership to Khaled Hamza, ikhwanweb detained Chief Editor. She asserted that the commission “is honored to have Hamza among its members.”
Daguerre visited Cairo several times over the past year, attempting to monitor sessions of the ongoing military tribunal for 40 Muslim Brotherhood leaders and members. She was banned from attended all sessions. Haytham Manna and AbdulRahim Khammaza, two other ACHR members, were also banned from attending sessions they travelled to attend.
"This is the least we can to honour a man who is now behind bars for his efforts promoting human rights in Egypt,"said Daguerre.
"I have to admit that I cried for the first time when Hamza was arrested," added Daguerre. "His arrest stroke me in the heart, and added to the pains I carry due to the deteriorating human rights status in Egypt."
"We hope Hamza will be released very soon," she added
IkhwanWeb.com calls upon readers to sign this online petition calling for the immediate release of Hamza and all political prisoners in Egypt