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e-1848 (Egypt)

Initiated by Ahmed Abdelkader Elpannann from Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • 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.
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-233-02)
Open for signature
September 27, 2018, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 25, 2019, at 2:41 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Gary Anandasangaree (Scarborough—Rouge Park)
May 30, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04052)
Government response tabled
August 21, 2019
Photo - Gary Anandasangaree
Scarborough—Rouge Park
Liberal Caucus
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