The largest political prisoner in Egypt was executed by hanging

Amnesty International said the verdict was in one of the largest mass trials since 2011 (Twitter)

Today, Monday, the “We Record” human rights platform revealed that the Egyptian Ministry of Interior has executed a death sentence for 17 accused by hanging, in Case No. 12749 of 2013 (Giza Criminal Court), known in the media as the case of “storming the Kerdasa police station.”

The platform reported that the Prisons Authority informed the families of the victims of the execution of the death sentence in preparation for receiving their bodies, stressing that the papers in that case lacked the lowest standards for a fair trial, which dates back to September 19, 2013, after police and army forces stormed the city of Kerdasa to arrest a number of the accused in Violence issues.

Among the defendants being executed today is Sheikh Abd al-Rahim Abd al-Halim Jibril, an 80-year-old Quran teacher, and Amnesty International said his sentence came in one of the largest mass trials since 2011.

The sheikh was born on the seventh of August 1940, and he completed the memorization of the Noble Qur’an in a school at the age of eight years. He also taught the Qur’an for many generations, although he was not taught, but he reads and writes and enjoys the reputation of being the best Arabic calligrapher, and is fluent in reading and writing English.

The sheikh participated in the Yemen war, the 1967 war and the October 1973 war, and he joined the Ministry of Information in the Maspero building as a refrigeration and air-conditioning technician after completing his military service.

Sheikh Abd al-Rahim Jibril, who is 80 years old, is considered the largest political prisoner in Egypt, since he was imprisoned in the hard-ware 430 prison in Wadi al-Natrun more than five years ago, against the background of the accusation of inciting the burning of the Kerdasa section, and about a year and a half ago, he was placed in a ward The execution, he and two others, are in an area of ​​2 x 3 meters, with no water, toilet, electricity, or ventilation, so their suffering escalates greatly as the door is only opened for one hour per day to meet their needs, without taking into account the Sheikh’s age or his condition.

The sheikh’s lawyer in the case confirms, in statements, that there is legal awar, as the only evidence was the investigations and testimony of the National Security, and the only witness in the case is the evidence witness whose statements before the military judge Mohamed Sherine Fahmy contradicted with the prosecution report, which included the sheikh in the farcical case.

In front of the judge, the witness denied saying what was mentioned in the prosecution report, or seeing the sheikh inciting the storming of the police station, stressing that he could not read and write, and he did not know what was written in the prosecution report.

The Sheikh’s lawyer adds that the witness’s testimony in the negative is recorded in the record of the case’s hearings, and is documented in the real estate month. In addition, there are two testimonies from two citizens, known for their good conduct and behavior, documented in the real estate month, submitted to the court, and the two witnesses prove that they were with Sheikh Abd Al-Raheem, all day long, in the vicinity and inside the Abu Hazaa Mosque in Kerdasa, and he did not go to the police station, and despite that, their testimonies were not recognized, even though they were able to release the death sentence from his neck.

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