In Egypt, nine people were executed last week despite a European Council resolution against the death penalty five months ago. Yet it didn’t stop European leaders from attending the EU-Arab summit co-chaired by the country’s President Sisi.
Since 2013, when a coup ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president, 19 judges have issued a total of 1,056 death sentences. These are some of the judges who have issued the execution orders.
The number of executions in Egypt surge to an unprecedented level as do the allegations of unfair trials and confessions extracted through torture.
The death sentences were carried out despite calls by international human rights organisation to halt the executions.
The Istanbul governor's office said in a statement released late on Tuesday that a committee would probe the deportation in January of alleged Muslim Brotherhood member Mohammed Abdel Hafiz.
Criminal court in Cairo also hands down sentences, ranging from 10 years to life in prison, to 38 co-defendants over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor. Sixteen of the accused have been tried in absentia.
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