Egypt: 464 death sentences in first year of Sisi’s rule


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Egypt: 464 death sentences in first year of Sisi’s rule

MEMO | July 11, 2015

The Egyptian Observatory of Rights and Freedoms has reported that both Egyptian military and civilian courts issued 92,420 sentences against Egyptian citizens during the first year of Abdul-Fatah Al-Sisi’s rule, including 464 death sentences.

In a report about the violations of fair trials in Egypt, the Observatory said that the Egyptian civil courts issued their rulings in 570 cases and the military courts issued rulings in 17 other cases.

According to the report, 92,420 Egyptians were sentenced before both military and civil courts.

Of the 464 citizens sentenced to death, seven have already been executed. The report also stated that 4,800 others were sentenced to 39,040 years, while 772 were sentenced to life sentences.

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