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3 men convicted of rape in military tribunal in 2011 executed on Tuesday

Egypt’s Interior Ministry carried out a death sentence on Tuesday that was handed to three civilians convicted of rape in a military tribunal in 2011, according to their families.

Mohamed Gamal Attiyya, Mohammed Mesbah Abdel Haqq and Mohamed Ibrahim al-Baz were found guilty of rape by the military tribunal that had jurisdiction over criminal offenses in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution.

Abdel Haqq’s sister told Mada Masr that the families do not know where the executions were carried out, nor what procedures to follow to claim the bodies of the three men.

According to Abdel Haqq’s sister, her brother was imprisoned in Wadi al-Natrun Prison in the Beheira Governorate, and a military court had scheduled an appeal hearing on February 25.

After Baz’s brother received news of the execution order from the chief of his Damietta village Kafr al-Batikh, he visited the village’s police station to confirm the information. However, the station denied receiving such news, despite the village chief’s assertion that he had received it from the police chief.

The No to Military Trials Campaign has documented complaints of torture conveyed by the men’s families, in addition to having documented a suicide attempt by one of men that was attributed to the harsh prison conditions at Wadi al-Natrun Prison.

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