The killing of 11-year-old Mohamed Badawi was a “crime against humanity,” according to the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOHR). The rights group strongly condemned the death of the minor, who was killed last Friday when clashes erupted between pro-Mohamed Morsi demonstrators and residents of the Omraneya area of Giza.
The statement issued by EOHR on Monday went on to say that “the right to life is one of the highest and most sacred rights of all,” adding that political forces needed to ensure that demonstrations were peaceful and did not contain weapons, and that any armed individuals in demonstrations should be handed over to the authorities to maintain the peace.
Chairman of EOHR Hafez Abu Seada added that the killing was a “flagrant violation of the rights of children in charters, conventions and international organisations.”
According to the organisation, a bullet penetrated the victim’s chest and exited out his back. Fifteen arrests were made in the aftermath of the Friday clashes in Omraneya, including seven allegedly involved in the death of the 11-year-old. They are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of firearms and ammunition without a license, thuggery and spreading panic, according to EOHR.
Public prosecution handed down a 15-day detention to the defendants.