CFJ calls on the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings to investigate Ayman Hadhoud’s death

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The Committee for Justice has submitted a complaint to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings regarding the extrajudicial killing of economist Ayman Hadhoud.

The rights group said that under the pretext of combating terrorism, the administration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi unleashed the Ministry of Interior to suppress dissent in all its forms, with near-total impunity for grave violations.

Hadhoud has likely explicitly been targeted for his role in challenging corruption, the rights group added. Moreover, he has been known to the state security apparatus since 2010, when he ran in parliamentary elections against one of the senior officials of the Hosni Mubarak regime at the time, Zakaria Azmy.

The rights group called on the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings to immediately supervise a comprehensive, transparent, independent investigation into Hadhoud’s death. On June 23, the Public Prosecution decided to close investigations into Hadhoud’s case.