Within 48 hours: the Egyptian authorities executed seven people in Two Cases after trials did not respect fair trial guarantees

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The Egyptian Front for Human Rights condemns the Egyptian authorities’ execution against seven people during the previous two days (March 8 – March 10 2022) in two cases that contained political violence incidents. Those executed defendants were subjected to several violations during the arrest, investigation or trial process, which did not affect the court’s decision to issue these sentences or the authorities implementing the executions.

On Tuesday, March 8, the Prisons Authority had executed four persons in Case No. 9115 of 2016 South Giza College / 513 of 2016 Supreme State Security, known as the Helwan Microbus case, which came after less than a year after upholding the cassation ruling on April 13, 2021, which issued by the Criminal Court on November 25, 2019.

According to a lawyer of one of the four people who were executed today, he confirmed to the Egyptian Front that he was subjected to severe physical torture during his enforced disappearance for more than a month after his client was arrested.

These people are: Abdullah Muhammad Shukri, Mahmoud Abdel-Tawab Morsi, Mahmoud Abdel-Hamid Ahmed Al-Junaidi, Ahmed Salama Ashmawi.

The Prisons Authority also implemented today, March 10, death sentences for three people convicted in Case No. 3455 of 2014 in South Giza, known as the Ajnad Misr case, more than two years after upholding the cassation ruling on May 7, 2019 on the death sentences issued by the Criminal Court in December 2017 on 13 people, 10 out 13 had already been executed in October 2020.
It is worth noting that in this case, the defendants were also subjected to several violations after their arrests, such as enforced disappearance and physical and moral coercion to make confessions and the investigation in the absence of lawyers.

These people are: Bilal Ibrahim Subhi Farhat, Muhammad Hassan Ezzedine Muhammad Hassan, and Taj Al-Din Mu’nis Muhammad Muhammad Hamida.

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