The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to pardon activists and peaceful protesters detained on charges of protesting without a permit to coincide with Eid al-Adha.
The organization requests that the law regulating protests be revised so as to comply with the international treaties for human rights and the Egyptian Constitution.
The head of the EOHR, Hafez Abu Seada, stressed that the law regulating protests violates the international treaties signed by Egypt, as well as the new Constitution, which guarantees the right to demonstrate.
Abu Seada called for the release of young activists who contributed to bringing down a tyrannical corrupt regime in the January 25 revolution. The move would be seen as a means of honoring them, he said.
The organization's statement listed the names of 64 detained activists, including Mahinour al-Masry, Ahmed Douma, Mohamed Adel, Hassan Mostafa and April 6 Youth Movement leader Ahmed Maher.