2,978 cases of extra-judicial killings in 3 years

September 8, 2016

The Egyptian Coordination of Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) have published a report for the first half of 2016 reporting on the monitoring of extra-judicial killings during the past three years. The human rights organisation has documented a total of 2,978 cases of extra-judicial killings from 2013 until mid-2016.

These figures were distributed as follows:

  • 2013: 2,466 killed,
  • 2014: 224 killed,
  • 2015: 210 killed,
  • The first half of 2016: 78 killed.

Methods of such extrajudicial killings also varied during this period as follows:

  • 2,581 people (including 10 journalists) were killed in protests,
  • 91 were killed by torture,
  • 180 were killed by medical neglect,
  • 17 were killed on university campuses,
  • 7 were executed (capital punishment).


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