Target: Adly Mansour, Acting President of Egypt
Goal: Make meaningful progress toward restoring the rights and freedoms of Egyptian citizens
Egypt’s human rights situation has been in steady decline since 2013’s military takeover, and is showing no signs of improving, according to a recent report. During its time in power, the country’s military-backed government has killed thousands of people during protests which turned violent in the streets. Over 16,000 people have been imprisoned for criticizing the government or supporting the opposition, while mass execution sentences have been handed down in summary trials.
After the deposal of former President Mohamed Morsi, the military government has made no effort to restore democracy or citizen rights. In fact, freedoms of speech and association have been increasingly limited, as well as freedom of the press. Several members of the media have been arrested, detained, beaten, and even killed, with the government making little to no effort to investigate military implication in the incidents.
Thousands of protesters have been arrested and sentenced without proper trials in an effort to silence growing political dissent. They have been tried without proper process, some trials against over 500 defendants at once. Some of these mass trials have resulted in death sentences, with impatient judges not even allowing the cases to be heard in full.
Egypt’s new military government has been suppressing the rights of its people for nearly a year with violent arrests and unjust incarceration. A government should always strive to protect its people rather than silencing and intimidating them. Your signature will demand that the Egyptian government make meaningful progress toward improving the rights situation, including the release of prisoners and the withdrawal of mass death sentences.
Dear Adly Mansour, Acting President of Egypt,
Egypt’s military-led government has failed to protect the rights of its citizens, and has allowed the erosion of their freedoms. Over a thousand people have been killed during violent clashes with authorities, and 16,000 have been arrested. The Egyptian government is making no effort to investigate the implications of government authorities in the violence, nor to allow due process to the accused.
Since the deposal of the country’s first democratically elected president, freedoms of speech and association have been in decline, with laws against protest and efforts to silence the media. Mass trials, police violence, and arbitrary arrests are intimidating activists and undermining the country’s ideals. I demand that meaningful progress is made to improve these atrocities, which are preventing the country from moving toward a peaceful democracy.
[Your Name Here]
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