Alarm Over Mass Death Sentences in Egypt

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern over death sentences passed by an Egyptian court on dozens of people accused of taking part in riots after former President Mohamed Morsi's government was ousted.

VIDEO: Egypt Prosecutor Criticizes Court Over Death Sentences: State Media

Egypt's public prosecutor has appealed against the mass death sentences issued by a provincial court, which had caused an international outcry. A ... see more »


  • Egypt:  Court Sentences 37 to Death

    Aswat Masriya, 28 April 2014

    An Egyptian court sentenced 37 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death and 491 others to life on Monday over violence in Minya that followed the ousting of President Mohamed Mursi ... read more »

  • Egypt:  UN Chief Alarmed at Mass Death Sentences

    UN News Service, 28 April 2014

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced alarmed at the news that another preliminary mass death sentence has been handed down in Egypt, where more than 680 people ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Court Sentences Brotherhood Leader Badie to Death, Refers Files to Mufti

    Aswat Masriya, 28 April 2014

    An Egyptian court sent on Monday the files of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 others to the country's Grand Mufti over violence that followed the overthrow of ... read more »

  • Egypt:  White House On Mass Trials, Sentencing in Egypt

    United States Department of State, 28 April 2014

    Statement by the Press Secretary on Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egyp: read more »

  • Egypt:  Advocacy Group Condemns Death Sentences

    Amnesty International, 28 April 2014

    Amnesty International today warned of grave flaws in Egypt's criminal justice system after a court in El Minya, Upper Egypt, confirmed death sentences for 37 people and imposed ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Revise Terrorism Laws to Safeguard Rights

    Human Rights Watch, 27 April 2014

    Egypt should revise draft counterterrorism legislation to protect the right to life and other rights and freedoms guaranteed by its constitution and by international law. read more »

A revolution in chains - a protester makes his feelings clear outside the Constitutional Court in Cairo (file photo).