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Executing Justice in Egypt

On June 7, the Court of Cassation, Egypt’s highest court, issued a ruling reaffirming the death penalty for six young men from Mansoura who have been in jail since 2014. This is part of a surge in executions over the past few years. Executions increased from 15 in 2014 to 22 in …

9 militants killed in Sinai, Ismailia and Giza, announce Egyptian security forces

The Egyptian Army and Air Force reported killing a combined number of 3 militants in central Sinai and the arrest of a fourth, according to a statement made by the military spokesperson this morning, which did not mention when this took place. The Interior Ministry also announced the killing of …

Egypt: Cancel Alexandria Death Penalty

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should cancel a death sentence confirmed by the country’s highest appeals court on April 25, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The sentence followed a trial that violated the defendant’s due process rights. If carried out, it would be the ninth execution related to an …