Take Action: the Egyptian government executed six people

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On 17 May 2015, the Egyptian government executed six people, in what is a further example in a litany of human rights abuses perpetrated by the regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

It is of note that several of those executed had been imprisoned prior to the incident in question and therefore could not have been present at the scene of the offence for which they had been charged.

Further, Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected President of Egypt, has been sentenced to death by the Egyptian courts following a trial that cannot be described as anything other than a farce.

We, as individuals and organizations committed to human rights and democracy, communicate this message to the international community:

By its silence or, through its tacit approval of the Egyptian government through diplomatic recognition and foreign assistance, the international community is facilitating the numerous human rights abuses perpetrated by the regime.

The commitment of the international community to the rule of law and the observance of human rights is being questioned by the peoples of the Middle-East following what can possibly be seen as a double standard.

Having been prevented from exercising their democratic rights and having their voices silenced through oppression there are those that are taking ever more extreme means.  It is a natural consequence that this discontent has been seized upon and exploited by violent organizations like ISIS and similar factions.

We would urge you to consider the consequences of this support for the regime of el-Sisi and the ramifications for the citizens of Egypt.

We urge you to continue to pursue the rule of law and respect for human rights in the Middle East.

We urge you to condemn the government that ordered and approved massacres in Egypt.

We urge you to withdraw support for this regime!

Best Regards,

  1. Professor Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor, retired MIT Cambridge, MA, USA
  2. Dr. Norman Finkelstein, Teaching in the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Sakarya University in Turkey
  3. Toby Cadman, Barrister-at-law, Chambers of Anthony Berry QC, Founder of the International Forum for Democracy and Human Rights, U.K.
  4. Arun M. Gandhi, Gandhi Global Center for Peace
  5. Carl Buckley, Executive Director International Forum for Democracy and Human Rights, UK
  6. Prof. Dr. Yasin Aktay, Deputy Chairman of Foreign Relations for Justice and Development Party in Turkey
  7. Hacene Zitouni, Journalist, UK
  8. Colonel Ann Wright, Former United States Army Colonel and Retired U.S. State Department Official, USA
  9. Medea Benjamin, Founder, Code Pink
  10. Sara Flounders, CEO, International Action Center in USA
  11. Missy Crutchfield, Editor-in-Chief, Gandhi BE Magazine, USA
  12. Melissa Turner, Journalist, Gandhi BE Magazine, USA
  13. Yusuf Burke, CEO, Georgia chapter, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), USA
  14. Olivia Zémor, President of CAPJPO-EuroPalestine, France
  15. Mrari Abdelmajid, President of AFD International, France
  16. Aly R. Abuzaakouk, PhD, President the Libyan American Public Affairs Council, Elected member “Libyan Parliament”
  17. Laifi Kamel, PhD, Diplomacy and International Relations professor & Human Rights Activist / Paris
  18. Magda Mahfouz, Coalition of women for Human Rights, France
  19. Dr. Mohamed Mahsoob, Professor, Sorbonne University, Former minister of state for Parliamentary affairs
  20. Dr. Ayman Nour, Founder of the independent Ghad Party, President, Ghad El-Thawra
  21. Dr. Maha Azzam, President, Egyptian Revolutionary Council
  22. Dr. Amr Darrag, Former Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Egypt
  23. Dr. Essam Abdel Shafy, Professor Political Science & International Relations
  24. Dr. Gamal Heshmat, Chairman Egypt Parliament
  25. Dr. Saif Eldeen Abdel Fatah, Professor of Political Science & International Relations, Egypt
  26. Dr. Abdul Mawgoud Dardery, Chairman, FRC, Egypt Parliament, Professor of International Relations
  27. Professor Safei-Eldin Hamed, Ph.D., Center for Egyptian American Relations, Washington, DC, USA
  28. Said Abbasy, Egyptians Americans for Democracy and Human rights, NY/NJ
  29. Maissa Abdelatif, Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide
  30. Amany Turk Hansen, Consultant at Danish Refugee Council
  31. Dr. Ahmed Helmy, PHD, Consultant physician, Honorary Lecturer – Queen’s University, Belfast, UK
  32. Sameh Shafi, Executive manager, New perspective Ltd
  33. Hesham Osman, DA/CFO, Columbia University, NY, USA
  34. Wasfy Ashour Abu Zaid, Egyptian Academic
  35. Sameh Elhennawy, Attorney at Law, Egyptian American for Democracy and Human Rights, Washington DC.USA
  36. Dr. Hisham Gadalla, Pediatrician Board member of Islamic education foundation, Egyptian American for Democracy and Human Rights, NY, USA
  37. Cemil Sen, World friendship organization Connecticut. USA
  38. Cahit Oktay, President Turkish American Media and Journalists Association (TAMJA) New York, USA
  39. Yosry H. Bekhiet, Engineer, New York, USA
  40. Muhammed Shoubir, All 4 Justice, New York. USA
  41. Hani Elkadi, President Egyptian Americans for Freedom and Justice
  42. Dr. Mahmoud El Sharkawy, Spokesman Egyptian Americans for Freedom and Justice
  43. Dr. Akram Alzind, Executive Director, Egyptian American for Democracy and Human Rights, Washington DC, USA
  44. Dr. Mohamed Helmy, Physician & University Professor, Washington, DC, USA
  45. Ayat Oraby, Journalist, New York. USA
  46. Hisham Takyeldin, Software Engineer, Sr , USA
  47. Dr. Hany Saqr, Chairman, Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights, USA
  48. Dr. Hussien Kashk, Secretary, Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights, USA
  49. Ahmed Shedeed, Treasurer, Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights
  50. Ahmed Elsayed, Director of Technology Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Right – NY/NJ, USA
  51. Dr. Hamed Elfeky, Physician & Center for Egyptian American Relations (CEAR), Washington DC, USA
  52. Mostafa Ghandour, Director, Tawasol Organization for Human Rights, Holland
  53. Dr. Ibrahim Hussein, Washington, DC, USA
  54. Ahmed Afifi, German teacher and translator
  55. Mohamed Helal, Vice-President of the Executive Bureau, The Arab media freedom monitor and Egyptian TV presenter
  56. Hazem Eleskandarani, P.E., Global Director, Worldwide Engineering & Technical Operations, Johnson & Johnson
  57. Nahla Nasser, MBA, ESME-Sudria, Spokesperson for Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide
  58. Mohamed Ismail, MBA, Kennesaw University, Coordinator for Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide, Atlanta, USA
  59. Aly Soliman, Consulting Engineer & Activist, Washington DC. USA
  60. M. Nashaat Nassr, Ph.D., MPH, USA
  61. Amin Mahmoud, PhD, Center for Egyptian American Relations, Washington DC, USA
  62. Osamah Saleh, Assistant Executive Director, Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights, Washington DC, USA

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