said that the verdict was based on the investigations of the National Security apparatus, noting that the trial witnessed several violations, such as the assault of the defendants and enforced disappearances.
director Hossam Bahgat told reporters that authorities were trying to "de-contextualise the Nagaa Hammadi events to narrow the scope."
"Victims of police brutality should receive care and treatment, not further abuse and violations of their right to health," said Dr Ragia Elgerzawy of the EIPR
's Health and Human Rights Programme.
During the conference, EIPR
researchers presented their report titled "Closed for Security Reasons: for a fair law for the construction of churches", a cause that EIPR
had been campaigning for since August.
statement said that this verdict was only "partially accepted" by the victims' families as the verdict did not include the security forces and police officers who were present around the presidential palace during the clashes, and did not provide protection to the protestors whatsoever.
The report titled "Industry-sponsored clinical tests in Egypt: Ethical questions in a challenging context" was first released in June in the Netherlands and Switzerland, and was translated into Arabic to be presented by the EIPR
in a press conference at its headquarters on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Bahgat said during the session on Monday that he received the money found in his bank account--$8,000--in 2011 from his work as a journalist and translator and not from funding to EIPR
Fahmi and his brothers were reported by EIPR
to have suffered important financial losses.
A Luxor resident said that he had to travel about 15 km to attend a church service, since those in his village were closed, according to video footage provided by the EIPR
. Priests said that churches have been repeatedly and abruptly shut down by security authorities.
added that any step taken to alleviate discrimination between Muslims and Copts in Egypt needs to be directly related to the recent sectarian strife.
On 17 July, the judge heading the case summoned the accounting manager of EIPR
for interrogation over foreign funding charges.
strongly condemned the mob attack on the families of two priests, which left three other people injured, adding in a report that there have been at least 77 incidents of tensions and violence of this type in Minya since the 25 January Revolution.