EGYPT: DEATH SENTENCE FOR BUS DRIVER WHO SHOT DEAD 6 COLLEAGUES
June 22, 2011: the Giza Criminal Court in Egypt sentenced Mahmoud Suweilam, the Arab Contractors bus driver, to death for murder.
Suweilam was driving company employees to a work site in Giza in July 2010, when indiscriminately opened fire on passengers with a machine gun, killing six. Suweilam believed a colleague was excavating antiquities under Suweilamâs house. Public prosecutors had called for the severest punishment for the defendant, particularly since a psychiatrist's report found that the driver was mentally stable when he committed the murder. (Sources: Almasryalyoum.com, 22/06/2011)