ABIM CONDEMNS DEATH PENALTY OF 12 EGYPTIAN SCHOLARS
Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) strongly condemns the death sentence
imposed on 12 ulama and the best of Egyptian scholars meted out by the country’s
ABIM refers to a statement issued by the International Union of Muslim Scholars
through its President, Sheikh Dr Ahmad Al-Raysuni and its Secretary General
Sheikh Dr. Ali Al-Qurrah Daghi, who asserted that the sentence was politically
motivated, biased, and contrary to the principles of human rights and universal
At the same time, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the
Middle East and North Africa, Philip Luther contended that these ruthless death
sentences, which were handed down in 2018 after a grossly unfair mass trial, are a
stain on the reputation of Egypt’s highest appeal court and cast a dark shadow over
the country’s entire justice system.
ABIM views this sentence as a continuation of the endless political practice of
revenge since the legitimate government that was formed through a democratic
process was overthrown in 2013 through a coup.
In addition, the Egyptian government led by Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi is still known as a
government that adopts draconian laws and denies the principles of justice and the
rule of law.
Thus, ABIM urges all countries’ leaders as well as all citizens of the Muslim world, to
exert political pressure on Egypt to stop the atrocities committed based on political
revenge as it is against the principle of Karamah Insaniah which upholds the human
dignity without compromise.
Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz
Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM)