A group of exiled Egyptian politicians and activists sent an open letter to the US, UN and multinational bodies in Europe to intervene to stop the execution of 12 Muslim Brotherhood Members.
Signed by the Egyptian National Action Group (ENAG), the letter was addressed to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Josep Borrell, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy
“It is your moral duty to use of your influence as the European Union’s High Representative to prevent [President Abdel Fattah] el-Sisi’s regime from using the death penalty and life imprisonment against political dissidents,” read the letter.
The letter stressed the urgent need to take “action by the African Commission to avoid irreparable harm to the individuals’ rights under the African Charter, particularly the right to life and integrity of person”.
“It is submitted that the 12 individuals are at risk of imminent execution, and therefore irreparable violation to their fundamental right to life and to human dignity, and that urgent action by the African Commission is required to avoid irreparable harm to the individuals’ rights.”
The letter came as an Egyptian court has upheld last week the death sentences of the 12 Muslim Brotherhood members amid rights concerns.