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Monday, April 30, 2012

Al Haya Haque at Darb 17 18 on Tuesday, May 1, 2012

On Tuesday May 1, 2012, Darb 1718 presents "Al Haya Haque" (Life is a Right) an event that aims at the abolition of death penalty. Al Haya Haque is an 18-month project, started in August of 2010 and which is funded by the European Union through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights. It is a regional project aiming to contribute to the abolition of the death penalty in all of the occupied Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt.

The event is presented by the Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies, an
independent research institution that relies on the values of tolerance and citizenship aiming at contributing to human development in Egyptian and the Arab world. 

The bands participating in this ceremony are:
Massar Egbari (Jazz, Contemporary)
- Ashara Gharby (Reggae, Blues and Afro Beats)
- 3lama band (Rock, Oriental)

Darb 1718 address:
Kasr El Sham3 Street
Al Fakhareen – Old Cairo
Behind the Hanging Church.
Nearest Metro Station: Mary Girgis

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