FIOE demands the revocation of the appalling death sentences in Egypt

13.04.2015

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) demands the revocation of the appalling death sentences in Egypt


The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe found profoundly abhorrent the confirmation, on Saturday, 11 April, by an Egyptian judicial body, of death sentences passed on prominent Egyptian public figures, media personnel, and civil society activists. Indeed, among those sentenced to death is the Supreme-Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Dr Mohammed Badie.

The Federation sternly condemns these appalling sentences, and denounces the flagrant irregularities that marred trial proceedings, as documented by independent human rights bodies.

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe notes with growing alarm the wave of death sentences issued en masse by Egyptian judicial bodies against hundreds of dissidents, among them eminent Egyptian statesmen, who had filled important positions in the Egyptian Presidency, Parliament, party political scene, and civil society during the democratic period (2011-2013), in addition to wholesale harsh sentencing, such as life imprisonment, in court cases that have been widely criticised for lack of integrity.

It is impossible to remain silent over these grave violations that thoroughly abuse the notion of justice, violate the right to life, and reserve severe punishment for dissenting political or civil rights positions.

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe demands an immediate revocation of these sentences, and proper application of justice. The Federation also invites states and bodies, in Europe and internationally, as well as relevant civil society bodies, to act urgently to halt these serious abuses that cannot be tolerated in a civilised world.

Brussels, 13 April 2015

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)

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