Egypt| Death Sentences
Official decision of the African Commission to suspend the execution of death sentences in the case of “Dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adawiya Sit-in”.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights decided to suspend the execution of 12 victims in case No. 34150 of 2015, Nasr City Criminal Court, known in the media as “Dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in”, on the basis of the complaint submitted by Justice Foundation for Human Rights -JHR.
The request for interim measures shall be granted in accordance with article 100 of its rules of procedure and the respondent State shall be required to:
– The execution of the twelve (12) victims shall be suspended pending the determination of the communication before the Committee.
– The Committee requests the respondent State to submit a report on the implementation of the interim measures granted within fifteen (15) days of the receipt of this decision, in accordance with rule 100 (5) of its rules of procedure.
– The Committee requests the complainant to submit evidence and arguments on admissibility and merits within sixty (60) days in accordance with article 116 (1) of the Rules of Procedure.
JHR requests the Egyptian Government to respond promptly to the decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, in order to prevent irreparable harm to victims. There is a very serious situation, since their execution would threaten the rights guaranteed under the African Charter, in particular the right to life as stipulated in Article 4 of the African Charter.
Justice for Human Rights-JHR
Friday, November 05, 2021