Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) is concerned by the claim filed by Abdul Fattah Murad, Egyptian Judge, to block BYSHR website (http://www.hrinfo.net/bahrain/byshr)1 and Takamol Arab Youth Network (Takamol) website (http://www.hrinfo.net/bahrain/byshr/2006/pr0214.shtml)2 in addition to some other Egyptian websites3.
Judge Murad alleged in his claim that the aforementioned websites are “of terrorist nature, harming the reputation of Egypt, and insulting the Egyptian president”. He called upon the Egyptian authorities to block these websites in Egypt and prevent access to Egyptian visitors. He also filed another claim against Gamal Eid, The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information Executive Director and Ahmed Saif, Hisham Mubarak Law Center Executive Director.
Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights would like to confirm that Murad’s claim is part of a security campaign to block the information delivered by BYSHR to Egyptian organizations. Particularly that, BYSHR has previously released a press release condemning the practices of the same judge in defense of Freedom of Expression and in support of human rights activists4. BYSHR asserts that the desire to block Takamol Network website is stemming from signing a press release in coordination with other Arab human rights organizations condemning the harassment of Mohamed Al-Maskati, BYSHR Chairman and General Secretary of Takamol Network. The press release co-signed by Takamol was condemning the prevention of Al-Maskati from entering Egypt and sending him back to Bahrain5.