Freedom House statement over Egypt’s death penalty decision for Mohamed Morsi 


May 18, Washington: In response to an Egyptian court sentencing to death the deposed president Mohamed Morsi and more than a 100 other persons, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Mark P. Lagon, president of Freedom House said: “The death sentence shows that President al-Sisi’s government regards every critic and opposition figure as a dire threat, which is the radicalizing, self-defeating policy of dictatorships,”. “Al-Sisi is making a mockery of any claim that he is building democracy. The sentence against Morsi is a gross abuse of political rights.”

Egypt is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2015, Not Free in Freedom of the Press 2015, and Partly Free in Freedom on the Net 2014.

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports democratic change, monitors the status of freedom around the World, and advocates for democracy and human rights.

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