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On 7 June 2022, Alkarama addressed to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) asking them to call on the Egyptian authorities to release the staff members of former Egyptian President Dr Mohamed Morsi arrested following the military coup in 2013.

The "Stop the Execution" campaign confirms that the death sentences issued in Egypt recently, the executions of 105 political detainees, and executions that can be carried out at any time against 95 of those sentenced to death, especially those who had their final and enforceable sentences in 18 cases among the cases described as political, are kinds of (political revenge), far from trying to achieve justice via fair trials with its guarantees and principles, which must be adhered to by everyone, especially the judicial and executive authorities.

On 3 March 2022, Alkarama addressed the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances regarding the situation of Omar Maher Abdel Zaher EL DESOUKY, an Egyptian engineer who was arrested without a judicial warrant by security forces at Cairo airport on 20 December 2021 while on his way to Sweden.

Our concerns
  • Crackdown on peaceful dissent and political opposition through the use of repressive laws including counter-terrorism legislation;
  • Arbitrary detention following mass and military trials of individuals including political opponents and peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights defenders
  • Systematic practice of torture as well as inhuman conditions of detention and denial of medical care in prisons;
  • Extrajudicial executions of victims of enforced disappearance masked during counter-terrorist operations.


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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
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Individual Complaint procedure with the Human Rights committee (ICCPR Optional protocol 1) Ratified ?
Second Optional Protocol of ICCPR (abolition of death penalty) ratified ?
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OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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OPCAT (National Preventive Mechanism) Ratified ?
National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT) created ?
UNCAT Art 20 (confidential inquiries) ratified ?
UNCAT Art 22 (Individual Complaint procedure) Ratified ?
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OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
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Human Rights Council
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