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e-1848 (Egypt)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Ahmed Abdelkader Elpannann from Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec, on September 27, 2018, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
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Civil and human rights
Egypt
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • The Egyptian government has engaged in a wide-ranging effort to crackdown against civil society and independent media;
  • has arrested at least 60,000 political prisoners including the former democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi;
  • has tried 7,400 civilians under military courts between 2014 and 2016 alone;
  • has executed at least 97 people since 2014 and sentenced 75 persons to death in September 2018;
  • has had 118 deaths, 347 cases of individual torture and 212 cases of collective torture in its prisons in 2017;
  • is fostering an environment of discrimination and violence against minority groups;
  • has denied the requests of UN Special Rapporteurs to visit the country; and
  • has rejected the request of the UK parliament for an independent body to investigate the treatment and health condition of President Mohamed Morsi and other political detainees.
We, the undersigned, CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS OF CANADA, call upon the House of Commons to:
1. express support for human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law in Egypt;
2. support the rights of Egyptians to fair and credible elections without fear of intimidation;
3. urge that domestic and international civil society organizations, and particularly human rights organizations, can operate freely;
4. call on the Canadian government, foreign governments and parliaments to speak out in support of human rights and freedoms of the Egyptian people;
5. call on Egypt to allow UN Special Rapporteurs to visit the country; and
6. urge the Government of Egypt to end emergency law, abolish military trials, and release persons arbitrarily detained.
Scarborough—Rouge Park
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 30, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04052)
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : September 27, 2018, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 25, 2019, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
40
British Columbia
55
Manitoba
4
New Brunswick
1
Newfoundland and Labrador
4
Nova Scotia
8
Ontario
361
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
268
Saskatchewan
14
Other Countries
9
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