The unprecedented political use of the death penalty by the Egyptian government will only incur more violence

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies
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At least 19 civilians were executed within the span of a week, pursuant to sentences given by military courts that do not meet the minimum requirements for fair trials; an increasing number of militant attacks on civilians and military personnel were also recorded during this time.  

The signatory organizations condemn the execution of four people today, Tuesday January 2, who were tried in case 22/2015 before Tanta Military Criminal Court, in the case known as “Kafr al-Sheikh Stadium”case. The signatories state that today’s executions raise the number of people executed by the Egyptian government within just one week to 19 people – an unprecedented death toll in Egypt’s modern history.

The signatories also fear that today’s executions come as a political response, following very recent armed attacks on civilians and military personnel on December 28 and 29, 2017.

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