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Egypt executed 32 people since military coup

An execution is taking place using the method of hanging [TheNewKhalij]
An execution is taking place using the method of hanging [TheNewKhalij]

Egyptian authorities have executed 32 people since the army overthrew the first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

According to the New Khaleej, Egyptian authorities have executed 32 people in nine cases since the coup d’état while 64 people are awaiting the death penalty in 13 other cases.

There is no precise count of the number of death sentences pending appeals in Egypt, however human rights organisations say they amount to hundreds.

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Since 2013, Egyptian courts have sentenced hundreds to death, with most of the sentences appealed, while few were carried out.

While Cairo denies having political detainees in its prisons, human rights organisations have estimated the number of detainees to be tens of thousands. In September 2016, the Cairo-based Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said that the number of political detainees in Egypt has exceeded 60,000 individuals.

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