HRM condemns the recent actions by police officials in Egypt depending on extrajudicial killings to eliminate opposition. In less than a week two civilians from Hamoul, Kafr el Sheik were killed.
The first victim, one Mohamed Mohamed Morsi 55, a driver was killed by police on his roof on December 24th, 2015. Police forces had stormed his home to arrest him and he was shot by Police officer Samy as he fled to the roof hitting him in the face. According to his relatives he fell and forces ganged up on him and threw him off the third floor. His corpse was handed over to the Hamoul Hospital.
Only a few days later police committed yet another crime. One Khaled Hossam Abu Deya 24 an owner of an ice-cream factory was killed by a police man after Khaled's brother's Mohamed accidentally bumped the mirror of the policeman's car while they were driving on the crowded Hamoul-Biala road. The angered policeman stepped out of his car and pointed his gun at Mohamed who then ducked to avoid the bullet which then hit his brother in the head directly. He died on arrival to the hospital. The residents of Ebshan village were able to catch the fleeing policeman and handed him over to Biala's police station where prosecution began an investigation. He was later moved to security headquarters' fearing for his safety from the residents.
The killings have come to be the norm since the beginning of 2015 after civilian Alsayed Alsharawy was shot at his Nahya home last March in front of his wife and children.
HRM considers the killings a flagrant violation to the right to live mandated in all international conventions regarding human rights and highlighted in article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which cites HRM believes the everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.attacks are an indication of the tight grip of the security apparatus and authorities in Egypt and the deteriorating conditions of human rights in the country. It calls on authorities to take the necessary measures to end the oodshed and respect the most basic of human rights. continued bl