Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
Original link: https://cihrs.org/death-sentence-for-20-egyptians-upheld-in-latest-affront-to-un-calls-to-abolish-capital-punishment/?lang=en
The undersigned organizations denounce the ruling on September 24, 2018 to uphold the death sentences of 20 defendants in connection with the 2013 attack on the Kerdasa police station. Egypt’s use of the capital punishment has been escalating at an unprecedented rate, with defendants slated for execution following brazenly unfair trials failing to meet minimum due process standards. The undersigned reaffirm our rejection of the death penalty and renew our calls for an immediate moratorium on mass death sentences in Egypt, and a suspension and review of all death sentences previously issued.
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