Back to the complete issue
Thursday, 21 February 2019

Nine men executed in Egypt for 2015 prosecutor general assassination

Leading today’s coverage of Egypt in the Western press is the execution of nine men yesterday for the 2015 assassination of then-Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat, Reuters reports. Amnesty International had called for their release, citing unfair trials and confessions extracted under torture, then issued a statement following the executions stating that they demonstrate “Egypt’s absolute disregard for life.” The Guardian picked up the story, noting that this brings the total number of executions to 15 in under three weeks. Deutsche Welle and AFP also have coverage.

Enterprise is a daily publication of Enterprise Ventures LLC, an Egyptian limited liability company (commercial register 83594), and a subsidiary of Inktank Communications. Summaries are intended for guidance only and are provided on an as-is basis; kindly refer to the source article in its original language prior to undertaking any action. Neither Enterprise Ventures nor its staff assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, whether in the form of summaries or analysis. © 2021 Enterprise Ventures LLC.

Enterprise is available without charge thanks to the generous support of EFG Hermes (tax ID: 200-178-385), the leading financial services corporation in frontier emerging markets; SODIC (tax ID: 212-168-002), a leading Egyptian real estate developer; SomaBay (tax ID: 204-903-300), our Red Sea holiday partner; Infinity (tax ID: 474-939-359), the ultimate way to power cities, industries, and homes directly from nature right here in Egypt; CIRA (tax ID: 200-069-608), the leading providers of K-12 and higher level education in Egypt; Orascom Construction (tax ID: 229-988-806), the leading construction and engineering company building infrastructure in Egypt and abroad; and Etisalat Misr (tax ID: 235-071-579), the leading telecoms provider in Egypt; and Abu Auf (tax ID: 584-628-846), the leading health foodmaker in Egypt and the region.