55. The Human rights’ surprise

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Reappointing all members of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights surpassed everyone’s expectations as many believed that at least ten members would be dismissed due to their severe criticism of the regime concerning freedom, human rights and the proposed constitutional amendments.

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Reappointing all members of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights [see: http://www.eohr.org/report/2005/re0313-1.htm] for a three-year term was beyond all expectations as many believed that at least ten members would be dismissed due to their severe criticism of the regime concerning freedom, human rights and the proposed constitutional amendments.

One person who was expected to be dismissed was Usāmah al-Ghazālī Ḥarb, former member of the National Democratic Party and member of the Shūrá Council.

Ḥarb became an opposition star when two years ago he objected to the amendments made to article 76 of the Constitution concerning the nomination of the president of the republic despite being a member of the ruling party at the time.

The author believes that the decision to reappoint all council’s members reveals that the regime accepts the other’s opinion and does not targets its owners.

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