July3, 2019: Amnesty International issued a lengthy memorandum on Egypt, o six-year anniversary of the removal of the army forces of the elected civilian president Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013, and the army has since assumed power in Egypt. The memorandum was sent to the UN Human Rights Council Review by the Council on the situation of human rights in Egypt in November.
According to the overview since 2014, more than 1,891 death sentences have been handed down and at least 174 people executed, often following grossly unfair trials.
With regard to extrajudicial executions, the overview states that “since 2015, the authorities have routinely announced the killings of hundreds of people in an exchange of fire with the security forces. In 2017, Amnesty International documented 18 extrajudicial executions.56 In some cases, the individuals killed were in fact in state custody at the time of their killing, having been forcibly disappeared weeks earlier. The authorities have not investigated allegations that many of the victims were unarmed and in police custody before being shot.”
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