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Murder mystery inside Egyptian monastery stirs concerns for monk on death row

There have been at least 110 executions in Egypt already this year, more than double last year’s figure. Reprieve is especially concerned about Father Isaiah, a Coptic monk convicted of the murder of his bishop in a deeply flawed trial, as he was not granted an appeal and could be executed at any time. In this Washington Post story, reporter Sudarsan Raghavan sets out the thin, contradictory case against Father Isaiah and notes credible allegations that he was tortured into making a false confession.

Read the article in the Washington Times here.