Death Sentences Reinforce Failure of Egypt’s Transition | Freedom House

Death Sentences Reinforce Failure of Egypt’s Transition

Washington

Marking the release of the April edition of the Egypt Democracy Compass, Freedom House issued the following statement about the state of democratic governance in the country:

“The latest Egypt Democracy Compass—in which seven out of eight indicators of progress on the roadmap to democracy were rated as ‘stalled’ or ‘backsliding’—reinforces the conclusion that Egypt’s so-called democratic transition has failed before elections have even been held,” said Vanessa Tucker, vice president for analysis. “April featured the second mass death sentence in as many months and the banning of a leading liberal activist group, the April 6 movement. A country in which anyone who criticizes the government is sentenced to death or banned from organizing is not a country capable of holding free and fair elections.”

Egypt is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2014, Not Free in Freedom of the Press 2014 and Partly Free in Freedom on the Net 2013.

To learn more about Egypt, visit:
Egypt’s Death Sentences, Ban of ‘April 6' Criminalize Political Opposition
Freedom in the World 2014: Egypt
Freedom of the Press 2014: Egypt (draft report)
Freedom on the Net 2013: Egypt
Egypt Democracy Compass
Blog: A New Strain of Dictatorship in Egypt

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