69 Egyptians await execution after final death sentences issued

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The Egyptian Network for Human Rights recorded 69 cases of final death sentences that must be executed according to the Egyptian penal code. The network pointed out that in all of the cases, violations were made against the sentenced, starting with arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance for variable periods in secret illegal detention centres, to torture and enforced confessions along with interrogation in the absence of the lawyer, concluding at unfair trials in military and exceptional courts in the absence of fair standards.

The report included a detailed list of the sentenced and the context of their detention and trials, and recommended stopping executions and retrials for those detainees with fair, transparent and unbiased standards. In addition, the network demanded the abolition of the state security criminal court for emergency and the terrorism courts along with military trials for the civilians.

20 February 2017

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against 10 defendants in case 11 of 2012 regarding the case known in media as “the slaughter of Port Said.”

24 April 2017

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against the Islamic preacher Fadl Al-Mawla Hosni in case 27868 of 2014, known in media as “Alexandria’s riots.”

7 June 2017

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against six detainees in case 16859 of 2014, known in media as “the murder of Mansoura’s guard.”

16 September 2017

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against Ahmed Ali Afifi, a documentary producer, Mohmed Adel Kablani, air host, and Ahmed Ismail Thabit, university teacher assistant, along with three other journalists sentenced in absentia, in case 3690 of 2014, known in media as “spying for Qatar.”

28 April 2018

The Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against six detainees and abolished it for another six in case 8473 of 2013, known in the media as “Matay incidents.”

January 2019

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against Osama Gomaa, 36, on charges of murder, while he was participating in a demonstration in Ismailia in July 2013 after the military coup.

1 April 2019

The military appeals court upheld the death sentence against three detainees in military case 288 of 2016, known in media as “the murder of police officer Wael Tahoun.”

5 June 2019

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against Bakr Mohamed Al-Sayed Abu Gabal, a French teacher, and commuted an initial death sentence to 15-years-imprisonment for Ahmed Khaled Abdel Mohsen, in a case known in the media as “the cell of Osim.”

5 July 2019

The Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against 13 defendants in case 2278, known in media as “the organisation of Agnad Misr.” In October 2020, 10 defendants were executed, while three others are waiting.

6 June 2020

The Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against eight defendants, one of them sentenced in absentia, in a case known in the media as “the Helwan Police Station break in.”

14 June 2020

The state security criminal court for emergency, headed by Mohamed Shirin Fahmy, sentenced finally three defendants, including a university student, to death, on charges of attempting assignation of Alexandria security manager, general Moustafa Al-Nemr, which led to the murder of two of his guards.

28 September 2020

The Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against six political detainees in case 1273 of 2016, known in media as “the popular committees of Kerdasa.”

9 March 2021

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against student Mahmoud Ebada Abdel Maksoud, 25, in case no 479 of 2018.

13 April 2021

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence against seven defendants in case 513 of 2016, known in media as “the cell of Helwan’s microbus.”

14 June 2021

Egypt’s court of cassation upheld the death sentence against 12 political detainees, including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and high-profile figures including Mohamed Al-Beltagy, Safwat Hegazy, Ahmed Aref and former minister Osama Yassin, in case 2985 of 2015, known in media as “the dispersal of the Rabaa sit-in.”

21 June 2021

The state security criminal court for emergency issued a final death sentence for Ramy Mohamed Shehata in case 598 of 2021.