Since the events of July 2013, approximately 2,056 Egyptians have been referred to Grand Mufti to approve their death sentences. The death penalty was ratified for 962 of those accused, including 103 civilians who were tried before military courts. 27 citizens were executed in 2017. In light of these concerning statistics there is a growing need for international pressure on Egypt to review its use of the death penalty.
President Sisi’s authoritarian rule of Egypt has led to worsening conditions for political activists and opponents, with many facing grave human rights abuses and being subjected to torture and ill-treatment whilst in detention.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) invites you to join a discussion on the death penalty in Egypt.
Hosted by Andy Slaughter MP
Wednesday 28 February 6.30pm,
Committee Room 17, House of Commons London SW1A 0AA
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