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Egypt carries out first execution of Morsi supporter following controversial trial

, Index number: MDE 12/1164/2015

Amnesty International deplores the execution by hanging by the Egyptian authorities of Mahmoud Ramadan, a man convicted of murder in relation to political violence on 5 July 2013 in Alexandria after the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi, after his death sentence was upheld in February 2015 following an unfair trial. The organization fears that the move might pave the way to further executions in light of the hundreds of death sentences handed down by Egyptian courts against supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group.

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