Media Review Network hails groundbreaking Egyptian Grand Mufti docket.

The Media Review Network South Africa welcomes the breaking news of a docket seeking the investigation, arrest and prosecution of the Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawqee Ibrahim Abdelkareem Alaam for his role in supporting the illegitimate Sisi regime and enabling its crimes in terms of international law.

The docket , dubbed the Egyptian Death Penalty Docket , has been lodged by the prolific Muslim Lawyers Association and Mohamed Reda Elhenedawi Elorabi.

The docket calls for the implementation of various pieces of legislation, both domestic and international, which places obligations on the Republic of South Africa to take action against proponents of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The role of Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawqee Ibrahim Abdelkareem Alaam in enabling the Sisi regime to utilise the death penalty against the democratically elected Egyptian government of Mohamed Morsi and supporters of democracy, has not been obscure or opaque.

His role as an enabler of these grotesque crimes are detailed in media and human rights reports which include but are not limited to International Coalition for Freedoms and Rights,  Amnesty reports on Egypt and Human Rights Watch to name a few.

This docket is a reflection of conscience and responsibility to the ideals of due process, freedom of association and international law.  Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawqee Ibrahim Abdelkareem Alaam has sought to taint this blessed land with blood-soaked hands which have been utilised to hand down death sentences en masse for trumped up and vexatious charges.

We call on the South African government and structures of enforcement to heed the prayers of investigation, arrest and prosecution as contained in the docket and to anchor the Republic as a voice of conscience against brutal military dictatorship, crimes against humanity and war crimes and the enablers thereof.

Issued by:

Zaakir Ahmed Mayet
Johannesburg – South Africa
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