Egyptian authorities executed yesterday three defendants on charges of killing a policeman on 19 September 2013.
The executed defendants include Mohammed Saeed Faraj, Mohamed Abdel Samie Hamida and Salah Fathi El-Nahhas. They were found guilty of killing Major General Nabil Farraj, former assistant Director of Security of Giza, a governorate near the Egyptian capital Cairo.
On Twitter, Egyptian human rights activist Ahmed Farah described the implementation of the sentence as “a new execution of a number of political detainees after an unfair trial”.
Nabil Farraj was killed when security forces stormed the village of Kerdasa in Giza to expel supporters of ousted democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, who was deposed in a military coup in July 2013. Protesters had taken control of Kerdasa after police launched a crackdown on their sit-ins at the two Cairo squares, Al Nahda and Rabaa El Adawiya.