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CAIR Action Alert: Demand the U.S. Government Withhold Egyptian Aid Until the Military Cancels Political Executions

Join the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) in calling on the Biden administration and Congress to demand that the Egyptian government halt its plans to conduct a mass execution of democracy activists, faith leaders, and other political prisoners in the coming days.


Demand that both the Biden administration and Congress condemn these anti-democratic death sentences and agree to withhold all financial and political support from Egypt’s military regime until it cancels these death sentences, releases all political prisoners, and guarantees human rights to the people of Egypt.

On June 18, Egypt’s highest court approved the death sentences, paving the way for a mass execution. The court’s decision affirmed its earlier ruling in the illegitimate 2018 mass trial of 739 Egyptians who participated in massive anti-coup sit-ins in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya square in the summer of 2013.   

So far this year, Egypt has carried out 51 executions. Last year between October and November, Egypt executed 57 men and women. 

Since 1978, the US has provided Egypt with over $50 billion in military aid and equipment and $30 billion in economic assistance.    

Should the Biden administration and Congress fail to exert political pressure on the Egyptian government, more innocent political prisoners will die.

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