Urgent Action: 80-year-old egyptian’s death sentence upheld

On 24 September 2018, the Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence of Sheikh Abdel Rehim Abdel Halim Gabreel – an 80-year-old Quran tutor – in one of Egypt’s largest mass trials since 2011.


Take action

Please write immediately in English, Arabic or your own language:

  • Urging the Egyptian President to grant Sheikh Abdel Halim Gabreel a presidential pardon to halt his execution.
  • Urging the Egyptian authorities to halt any planned executions, to commute all existing death sentences and immediately establish an official moratorium on executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty;
  • Calling on them to ensure that Sheikh Abdel Halim Gabreel has adequate and regular access to qualified health professionals providing health care, including access to prescribed medication, in compliance with medical ethics, including the principles of confidentiality.




Abdel Fattah al-Sisi         

Office of the President

Al Ittihadia Palace           

Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt

Fax: +202 2391 1441      

Email: p.spokesman@op.gov.eg

Twitter: @AlsisiOfficial 

Salutation: Your Excellency


Public Prosecutor

Nabil Sadek  

Office of the Public Prosecutor, Dar al-

Qada al-Ali, Down Town

Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt 

Fax: +202 2577 4716

Salutation: Dear Counsellor


And copies to:

Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights

Ahmed Ihab Gamal Eldin              

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Corniche al-Nil, Cairo     

Arab Republic of Egypt  

Fax: +202 2574 9713      

Email: Contact.Us@mfa.gov.eg

Twitter: @MfaEgypt


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR NASSER AHMED KAMEL ALI, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, 26 South Street W1K 1DW, 020 7499 3304/2401, Fax 020 7491 1542, eg.emb_london@mfa.gov.eg and etembuk@hotmail.com


Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.


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