Category Archives: news

07 Mar
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Urgent Appeal To Egypt: UN Experts Call For Release Of Four Minors Facing Death Sentences

7 March 2020: UN human rights experts* urge the Egyptian authorities to release four Egyptians minors who have been tried through a process tainted with credible allegations of torture to extract confessions and who are now facing death sentences in ...

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04 Mar
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EGYPT: TOP MILITANT HISHAM AL-ASHMAWY EXECUTED

4 March 2020: top Egyptian militant suspect Hisham al-Ashmawy was executed on 4 March 2020 following his conviction over several high-profile attacks, the country’s military spokesman said. Ashmawy, a former Egyptian special forces officer, led the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, ...

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02 Mar
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Egypt sentences 37 to death including top militant leader

2 March 2020: an Egyptian court sentenced to death 37 defendants, including one of the country’s most high-profile militants, following their conviction of terrorism-related charges. The Cairo Criminal Court said the defendants were charged with belonging to a local affiliate ...

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11 Feb
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Somalia executes two men by firing squad for girl’s gang rape and murder

11 February 2020: Puntland authorities in northeastern Somalia  executed two men by firing squad for the gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, a government official said, adding it would serve as a warning to others in a country ...

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03 Feb
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Somaliland: Military Court Sentences police officer to death for killing civilian man

3 February 2020: the Supreme military Court in Somaliland has handed down a death sentence to a police officer who was found guilty of killing innocent man near Wajale town in Gebiley district. According to a statement from the office ...

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02 Feb
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Egypt. eight men executed

24 February 2020: eight men were executed in Egypt in what is thought to be the first death sentences carried out in the country so far in 2020. The defendants were among 17 men who had been sentenced to death ...

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01 Feb
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EGYPT. 37 SENTENCED TO DEATH

1 febraury 2020: the Cairo Criminal Court handed death sentences to 37 convicts, including the high profile officer turned militant Hesham Ashmawy, for murder charges, according to Egyptian local media. They were members of the Ansar Bait al-Maqdis terror group. ...

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28 Jan
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Egyptian court sentences 3 to death over failed assassination

28th January 2020: an Egyptian court handed preliminary death sentences on Monday to three defendants over a failed assassination of Alexandria’s security director in March 2018. The Cairo criminal court referred the preliminary sentences to the Grand Mufti, the highest ...

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17 Jan
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TUNISIA. EIGHT PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER A SUICIDE BOMBING

17 January 2020: a Tunisian court sentenced eight people to death over a suicide bombing that targeted a presidential security bus in the capital Tunis in November 2015. The attack, claimed by Islamic State (IS), killed 12 presidential guards and injured ...

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15 Jan
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EU STRONGLY OPPOSES EXECUTION OF INMATES IN SOMALILAND PRISONS

15 January 2020: the European Union Ambassador of Somalia Nicolas Berlanga firmly expressed opposition over death penalty after police carried out the execution of six inmates in Mandera Prison near Berbera on 15 January 2020 morning. “The EU holds a ...

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