Egypt: Execution of the death sentence against opponents in the Alexandria...

Egypt: Execution of the death sentence against opponents in the Alexandria...
Egypt: Execution of the death sentence against opponents in the Alexandria...

The Egyptian authorities executed opponents convicted of incidents of “violence” during protests in Alexandria, in the north of the country, over the bloody dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in in the summer of 2013, according to human rights sources and other opposition media.

Judicial sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper (privately) that the Egyptian Prisons Authority carried out the death sentence for those accused of terrorism, premeditated murder and rioting in the case of the events of the Library of Alexandria.

The Court of Cassation had rejected the cassation appeal against the death sentence issued by the Alexandria Criminal Court in Case No. 20091 of 2013, Bab Sharq Felonies, known in the media as the “Events of the Library of Alexandria” case, in which the death penalty was imposed in the presence of Yasser Al-Abasiri Abdel-Naim and Yasser Abdel-Samad Mohamed Abdel-Fattah.

Also, the court had convicted 65 other defendants in that case with different prison terms.

Until now, no comment was issued by the Egyptian or internal authorities in this regard, but they usually deny that they have political prisoners and confirm that they respect the law and the constitution.

The “We Record” human rights organization (non-governmental / based in London) said: “Today, the Ministry of Interior carried out the death sentence in Tora Complex (south of Cairo) against political detainees Yasser Al-Abaseeri (49 years) and Yasser Shukr (45 years).”

She added that “Al-Abassiri and Shukr were accused in the case known in the media as the events of the Library of Alexandria, which dates back to 2013, and the verdict was finally confirmed in mid-May 2017,” without further details.

The human rights journalist, Haitham Abu Khalil, confirmed, through his account on “Twitter”, the execution of the two death sentences, saying: “The execution of the two innocent people, Yasser Al-Abaseeri and Yasser Shukr, this morning in the appeal prison (Tora complex),” without further details.

According to local media, the facts of the case date back to August 2013, when protests erupted against the security forces in front of the Library of Alexandria against the backdrop of the dispersal of the sit-ins of supporters of the late President Mohamed Morsi in the Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares in Greater Cairo.

These protests resulted in the killing of 15 people, including two security men, and while the Public Prosecution accused the opponents of the military coup of being involved in those protests, the defendants’ lawyers denied all and in detail these accusations, considering them as political accusations as part of retaliation against the opponents of the military coup for forcing them to remain silent on the move to isolate the military against Morsi. .

Meanwhile, the authorities say that the Egyptian judiciary is not politicized, and that the defendants in the case were tried on criminal charges.

A preliminary judgment in this case was issued in September 2015, with the death penalty for two opponents of the military coup, who were executed today, and 68 others were imprisoned for varying periods of imprisonment.

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