EGYPT: 4 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DAESH LINKS
September 4, 2016: An Egyptian court sentenced four people to death for alleged links with the Daesh militant group.
The court also jailed two defendants for 15 years each and six for ten years each for forming a Daesh cell in northern Egypt, a judicial source, who preferred to be unnamed because he was unauthorized to speak to the media, said.
Another defendant was acquitted from the charges by the court.
The verdicts are still subject to appeal.
Defense lawyer Mosaad al-Hamaki, for his part, described the charges against the defendants as āfabricatedā.
āThe accused donāt have any political affiliations,ā he told Anadolu Agency. (Sources: Anadolu Agency, 04/09/2016)