On 24 September 2018, the Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence of Sheikh Abdel Halim Gabreel – an 80-year-old Quran tutor – in one of Egypt’s largest mass trials since 2011.On 24 September 2018, the Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence of Sheikh Abdel Rehim Abdel Halim Gabreel – an 80-year-old Quran tutor – in one of Egypt’s largest mass trials since 2011. 1) TAKE ACTION Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the Egyptian President to grant Sheikh Abdel Rehim Abdel Halim Gabreel a presidential pardon to halt his execution.
- Urging the Egyptian authorities to halt any planned executions, to commute all existing death sentences and immediately establish an official moratorium on executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty;
- Calling on them to ensure that Sheikh Abdel Rehim Abdel Halim Gabreel has adequate and regular access to qualified health professionals providing health care, including access to prescribed medication, in compliance with medical ethics, including the principles of confidentiality.
Contact these two officials by 24 December 2018:
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Office of the President Al Ittihadia Palace Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt Fax: +202 2391 1441 Email: [email protected] Twitter: @AlsisiOfficial Salutation: Your Excellency
Ambassador Yasser Reda Embassy of Egypt 3521 International Ct NW, Washington DC 20008 Phone: 202 895 5400 Fax: 202 244 4319 -OR- 202 244 5131 Email: [email protected] Twitter: @EgyptEmbassyUSA Contact Form: http://www.egyptembassy.net/ Salutation: Dear Ambassador2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 193.18. Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES