ECCD Summary of Core Principles

  1. Celebrate the political, cultural, and religious diversity of Egypt as a true sign of Egypt's rich heritage and civilization, and reject any exclusion or marginalization of any citizen or group of citizens without a legal cause and due process.
  2. Call for an immediate end to the military rule, and reject the military coup of July 2013 and all its consequences including the suspension of 2012 constitution, the disbanding of the Shura Council, and the kidnapping of the elected president.
  3. Reject any intervention by the military in the political process, regardless of the reasons.
  4. Reject banning any political party or group, that was part of the Egyptian political landscape after the January 25th revolution and prior to June 30th, 2013, from participating in the political process, and reject the politically motivated labeling of MB or any other group as a terrorist organization.
  5. Respect the right of all Egyptians who opposed President Morsi, and affirm that no president or political figure has sanctity or is above criticism and opposition.
  6. Demand that the restored or new legitimate government of Egypt be elected only through a transparent and fair election and affirm that government legitimacy can only be attained through the ballot box.
  7. Demand the immediate release of all political prisoners and dropping all politically motivated charges against them.
  8. Demand the appointment of an independent committee to investigate the violations of human rights and the massacres committed since January 25th, 2011 and bring the perpetrators to justice.