EGYPT: 7 PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR POLICEMAN KILLING
September 24, 2016: An Egyptian court sentenced seven people to death for alleged links to the 2013 killing of a senior police officer, according to a judicial source.
The court also slapped five people with a 10-year jail term each and acquitted another defendant in the same case, the source said anonymously due to restrictions on speaking to media.
The defendants were accused of killing a senior police officer during a police raid in Kerdasa, west of Cairo, weeks after the military coup against elected President Mohamed Morsi.
The verdicts are still subject to appeal.
â€śWe will appeal the verdict before the Court of Cassation, Egyptâ€™s highest appellate court,â€ť defense lawyer Abdel-Hamid Salem told Anadolu Agency.
â€śIf the appeal is rejected, the death penalty will be implemented against the seven,â€ť he said. (Sources: aa.com, 24/09/2016)