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Act now to stop mass executions in Egypt

2 May

From Amnesty International USA:

An Egyptian court has sentenced 720 men to death, mostly in their absence, in two mass trials targeting alleged supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Amnesty International believes both of these trials to be deeply flawed and grossly unfair.

Alone, each of these mass trials represents the largest number of death sentences handed down in one case in recent years. Taken together, the scale of injustice is staggering. It is a grotesque example of the shortcomings and selective, arbitrary nature of Egypt’s justice system.

This is definitely not justice. It’s the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, and it could be an attempt to wipe out political opposition.

Please follow this link to contact the Egyptian Minister of Justice Nayer Abdel-Moneim Othman and urge him to overturn the convictions.

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