Message to The United Nations, European Union, United States, and all Democratic and Free countries

There are growing concerns that the government of Egypt intends to execute Egypt’s first ever democratically elected President, Mohamed Morsi in the coming weeks. Mr. Morsi along with hundreds of political opponents received the death sentence following what major international human rights organizations described as a hopelessly flawed and politically motivated trials that ignored acceptable minimum international standards.

President Morsi was ousted during the illegal military coup led by the then Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and has been imprisoned ever since. President Morsi’s death sentence and the impending execution of countless others (students, women, religious scholars, politicians, and academics)involved in working for democracy in Egypt presents a sobering example of the escalating violence and continual human rights abuses perpetrated against the Egyptian people since the Fourth Anniversary of the January 25 Egyptian Revolution earlier this year.

The mass executions is effectively a clear testimony for the death and end of democracy, freedom, respect for human rights, and justice in Egypt. The mass death sentences stand contrary to the principles that the Egyptian Revolution has promoted over the last four years, and it highlight the end in Egypt of the very principles that the international community stands for. We must not stand silently witnessing freedom and democracy being stripped away from the people of Egypt.

Failure to stop this tyranny now will result in further chaos and instability running rampant throughout Egypt and across the Middle East. Those who have seen their hopes and dreams for democracy shattered will now become easy targets for ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other militant groups, who on a daily basis increase their threat around the world by capitalizing on the frustrations of the oppressed.

The mass emigration of refugees that we see now will only increase as peoples seek to flee authoritarian regimes and militancy.  It will therefore have a direct and immediate consequence on the international community.

The negative consequences of Morsi and hundreds of anti-coup activists being executed and the effect of an increasingly authoritarian regime cannot be underestimated.  This is not a problem that affects an area of the Middle East many thousands of miles away; it is a problem that directly affects each and every nation.

We, as individuals and organizations committed to human rights and democracy, therefore communicate this message to the international community and demand an immediate action.

By its silence, tacit approval of the Egyptian government, or diplomatic recognition and foreign assistance, the international community is in effect facilitating the numerous human rights abuses perpetrated by the regime and lending credibility to a murderous regime.

The peoples of the Middle East following what can possibly be seen as a double standard are as a result now questioning the commitment of the international community to the rule of law and the observance of human rights. Such double standards could enable exploitations of the discontented youth by violent groups such as ISIS and others. 

We would urge you to withdraw support for the current brutal regime of el-Sisi. We demand an immediate end to state violence against dissidents and an independent investigation of the flagrant and massive human rights violations, torture, rape and inhumane detention conditions of political prisoners in Egypt.                                                                                 


Mohamed M. Marzouki, Former President

Of Tunisia. President, Arab Council for

Defense of RevolutionsDemocracy. Tunis  

Annette Groth,

German Member of Parliamentand

Spokeswoman for Human Rights

Professor Noam Chomsky

Institute Professor, retired MIT Cambridge, MA, USA


Lord Alderdice

Life Peer at the House of Lords, UK Former

Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly &

Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

James Abourezk

Former United States Senator

Mike Gravel

Former United States Senator

Baroness Tonge

Life Peer at the House of Lords, UK

Former Liberal Democrat MP, UK

Paul Flynn, Labour Party politician

Member of Parliament since 1987


David Steel, Lord

Member of the House of Lords

British Liberal Democrat politician

Member of Parliament (1965-1997)

Gahame Morris MP

British Labour Party Politician,

Member of Parliament since 2010       


Ramsey Clark,

Human Rights lawyer and former U.S. Attorney General

Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Teaching in the Centre for Middle Eastern

Studies at Sakarya University in Turkey

Alice Walker,AuthorCivil Rights Activist

Women's Rights Activistand poet

Pulitzer Prize-winning 1983. USA

Danny Glover

American actor, film director and 

Political Activist. USA            

Professor John Esposito,

Professor of International Affairs and Islamic

Studies at Georgetown University. Director of

The Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim

Washington DC, USA

Prof. Dr. Yasin Aktay                                      

Deputy Chairman of Foreign Relations for       

Justice and development party in Turkey          

Margaret Ritchie, Irish politician

MP for South Down. Former Leader of the

Social Democratic and Labour Party

David Anderson, Labour Party Politician

Member of Parliament since 2005


John Austin, Former Labour MP. UK 

Past Chairman Council for Arab British Understanding. Past Chairman British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union

Andrew Love,

British Labour Co-operative politician

Former Member of Parliament for Edmonton


 Nasser Al Duwaillah,

Lawyer. Former MP, Kuwait 


Valter Mutt

Member of the Swedish Parliament

Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs


Hillevi Larsson   

Member of the Swedish Parliament


Dominique Peschard, Former President

The Ligue des droits et libertés


Toby Cadman                                                   

Barrister-at-law, Chambers of Anthony Berry

QC -Founder of the International Forum for     

Democracy and Human Rights, U.K.                

Medea Benjamin                                              

Founder, Code Pink


Michael Ratner, President

Emeritus Center for Constitutional Rights,Id

New York, USA

Marjorie Cohn, Professor

Thomas Jefferson School of Law and

Former President of National Lawyers Guild


Professor Peter Erlinder(Ill. Bar 3124291)

William Mitchell College of Law, MN (ret)

Director, International humanitarian law Institute. MN, USA

Dianne Mathiowetz, Co- ordinator, Georgia

Peace and Justice Coalition; Producer and

Co-host, the Labor Forum, WRFG 89.3FM;

Co-ordinator, Atlanta International Action Center. USA

Azadeh Shahshahani, President

The National Lawyers Guild

Atlanta, USA

Bruce Nestor, Past President

National Lawyers Guild

Minneapolis, MN, USA

David Gespass

Former President, National Lawyers Guild


Sara Flounders,  Co-Director

International Action Center, USA

François Burgat, Political Scientist and Arabist

The head of the French Institute of the Near East. When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World. European Research Council. France

Alnayl Alfadel Mahmoud

President of African students union

Andrew Murray & Chris Nineham 

Stop the War Coalition 

Chris Doyle, Director

Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU)

Peter Oborne, British journalist

The Associate Editor of the Spectator & 

Former chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph

Hacene Zitouni                                                  

Journalist, LondonUK 

Marilyn Levin, Coordinators, United National Anti-war Coalition, USA

Joe Lombardo, Coordinators, United National Anti-war Coalition, USA

John Catalinotto, managing editor Workers World newspaper, USA. 

Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action/USA 

Phil Wilayto, Editor, The Virginia Defender newspaper, USA

Teresa Gutierrez, Coordinator May 1 Workers and Immigrant Rights Coalition, USA

Martine Eloy,  Former-coordinator

The Ligue des droits et libertés


Beth Lamont, Program Coordinator, Humanist Society, Metro NY, USA

Dr. Anas Altikriti, CEO

The Cordoba Foundation, London, UK

Dr. Abdullah FaliqHead of Research
The Cordoba Foundation, London, UK

 Olivia Zémor                                                     

President of CAPJPO-Euro Palestine


 Thomas Bachmann

Committee Chairman to boycott Israel in Switzerland

Carl Buckley                                                     

Executive Director                                             

International Forum for Democracy and            

Human Rights, United Kingdom  

Colonel Ann wright                     

Former United States Army Colonel and 

Retired U.S. State Department Official. USA

 Shift Wealth: Economic Democracy

It’s Our Economy. Build power and resistance
Popular Resistance

Laifi Kamel, PhD 

Diplomacy and International Relations professor & Human Rights Activist / Paris

David Swanson,Author and Director of World Beyond War

MRARI Abdelmajid

President of AFD International –France   


Arun M. Gandhi

Gandhi Global Center for Peace

Norman Solomon, Executive Director

Institute for Public Accuracy

Shahid Comrade, National Secretary, Pakistan USA FreedomForum, USA

Bassma Kodmani, Professor

International Relations at Paris University

Former spokesperson of the Syrian National Council

Co-founder of the Arab Reform Initiative

Missy Crutchfield, Editor-in-Chief                   

Gandhi BE Magazine, USA  

Melissa Turner 

Journalist, Gandhi BE Magazine, USA

 Democratize the Media
Clearing the FOG (Forces of Greed) Radio 

Dr. Amin Aloosh,Secretary General 

International Forum for Islamic Parliamentarians. Algeria

Kevin Zeese, co-director, Popular Resistance

Margaret Flowers, co-director, Popular Resistance

Aly R. Abuzaakouk, PhD                                

President the Libyan American Public Affairs

Council ,Elected member “Libyan Parliament”   

Carl Arrindell

Chief Political Correspondent, Islam Channel 

CEO, Public Interest Relations & Media

Ward Crutchfield

Former Senate Majority Leader

Tennessee, USA

Judith Berlowitz, PhD

Jewish Genealogy, Spanish Translation

Bay Area Women in Black. CA, USA

Na'eem Jeenah, Executive Director

Afro-Middle East Centre

Johannesburg South Africa

Professor Ovide Bastien,

Dawson College, Montreal, Canada

John C. Brittain, Attorney

Former president, National Lawyers Guild

Dr. Curtis F.J.Doebbler
International human rights lawyer 

Joy Brown-Moore, Professor

Dawson College, Montreal, Canada

Aaron Kiely, Student

Broad Left. London, UK


Ann Schroeder

George Washington University

Graduate Program – Political Psychology USA

Dr.Ayman NourPresident, Ghad El-Thawra

V. President,

Arab Council for Defense of Revolutions and Democracy                                                  

Dr.Mohamed Mahsoob

Professor, Sorbonne University

Former minister of state for Parliamentary affairs     

Ambassador Ibrahim Youssri

Attorney at law 

Dr. Saif Eldeen Abdel Fatah                            

Professor of Political Science &

International Relations. Egypt

Abdelrahman Youssef, Egyptian Poet

Political Activist. Egypt      



The Egypt parliament

National Alliance to support legitimate 

The Egyptian Revolutionary Council      

The National Movement to Support the Egyptian Revolution “Ghorba           

The National Lawyers Guild

Code Pink, USA      

 All 4 Justice


Collectifs des femmes pour les droit de l’homme Organization in France 

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition

Tawasol Organization for Human Rights, Holland     

Center for Egyptian American Relations      


Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide

Gandhi Global Center for Peace                    

Broadcasters Without Borders

The Cordoba Foundation


United National Anti-war Coalition, USA

The International Coordination Committee in Support of Rights and Freedoms

International Forum for Islamic Parliamentarians

International Action Center, USA        

Association Justice for Egypt, Geneva  

Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Right.

International Forum for Democracy and Human Rights

Libyan American Public Affairs Council      

Egyptian Association for freedom and justice

We Care Organization