Convicted killers who claimed torture executed
Publish date: 11 February 2019
Issue Number: 810
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
An international rights group says Egypt executed three Muslim Brotherhood members who were sentenced to death following torture and beatings to extract confessions. Friday's statement from Human Rights Watch (HRW) says families of the men were notified of their hanging on Thursday and asked to come to the morgue to pick up the bodies. A report on the News24 site notes that the three were convicted last year for the 2014 killing of a judge's son in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura. HRW says a letter from one of the men was reportedly smuggled out of prison, describing torture and beatings. There was no immediate comment from authorities.