Egypt resumes executions amid mass death sentences

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Seven persons were reportedly executed on 16 and 19 June 2014 by authorities in Egypt.

According to reports reaching ICDP, three men and one woman were executed at the Assuit public prison on 16 June, the first executions since authorities last carried out the capital punishment in Egypt in October 2011. In addition, three executions were reportedly carried out on 19 June. One man was executed in Cairo’s Prison of Appeal and two men were executed in Alexandria’s Borg Al Arab prison. All the executions were carried out by hanging.

The executions came in the backdrop of the confirmation on 21 June, by the criminal court in Minya of death sentences to 183 persons including Mr Mohamed Badie, the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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