Egypt: International voices condemn mass death sentences


More than 1000 people from 50 countries have signed the statement launched by Egypt Solidarity in response to mass death sentences imposed by Egypt’s military regime on alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

On March 24, a court in Minya province condemned 529 people to death for the murder of a police officer in August last year after a trial which lasted just 45 minutes, where defence lawyers were not allowed to speak.

Signatories include trade union leaders, from Ian Hodson, general secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union in Britain, to Mduduzi Gina, deputy general secretary of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland, MPs from Die Linke party in Germany, academics, journalists, and hundreds of rank-and-file trade unionists and activists.

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