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Egypt: Dissent Becomes Capital Crime with Death Sentence for Morsi

Deposed former president mohamed morsi egypt

Washington

In response to an Egyptian court sentencing to death the deposed president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other persons, Freedom House issued the following statement:

“The death sentence shows that President al-Sisi's government regards every critic and opposition figure as a dire threat, which is the radicalizing, self-defeating policy of dictatorships,” said Mark P. Lagon, president of Freedom House. “Al-Sisi is making a mockery of any claim that he is building democracy. The sentence against Morsi is a gross abuse of political rights.” 

Egypt is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2015, Not Free in Freedom of the Press, and Partly Free in Freedom on the Net 2014

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