11/12/2018

Urgent Action: 80-Year-Old Egyptian’s Death Sentence Upheld (Egypt: UA 193.18)


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.

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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 Ambassador

2) 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.

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