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EGYPT: CASSATION COURT OVERTURNS DEATH SENTENCES FOR 15 IN 2013 DEADLY ASSAULT ON KERDASA POLICE STATION

October 19, 2016: Egypt's Court of Cassation, the country's highest appeals court, overturned death sentences for 15 defendants in the case of the storming Kerdasa police station and the murder of a police officer on 3 July 2013.
In April 2015, a Giza criminal court had sentenced the defendants to death after it convicted them of murder and attempted murder in the storming of the station in rural Giza hours after the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
Last September, in a case also involving unrest in Kerdasa after the ouster of Morsi, a Giza criminal court confirmed death sentences for seven defendants for the murder of high-ranking police officer Nabil Farag, who was killed in September 2013 during a shootout with the ousted president's supporters in the town. This sentence can still be appealed.
Kerdasa is known to be a stronghold for supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group.
The Brotherhood was officially designated a terrorist organisation by the government in December 2013 following several deadly attacks on security personnel blamed on members of the group. (Sources: Ahram Online, 19 Oct 2016)

PAKISTAN: SC STAYS HANGING OF MENTALLY ILL CONVICT IMDAD ALI
ALABAMA(USA): MARCUS BENN SPARED DEATH SENTENCE
PAKISTAN: SC COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCES OF TWO MURDERERS TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT
SRI LANKA: FIVE SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER A MURDER CASE
SAUDI ARABIA: MURDERER RELEASED AFTER 15 YEARS ON DEATH ROW
IRAN: JUSTICE MINISTER CALLS FOR REVISION OF DEATH PENALTY LAW
KAZAKHSTAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ISLAMIC EXTREMIST ATTACK
FLORIDA: SUPREME COURT HALTS DEATH PENALTY CASE
MALAYSIA: INDIAN BEAUTICIAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING DRUGS
SUDAN: PRESIDENTIAL 'GOODWILL AMNESTY' FOR CONVICTED SPLM-N REBELS
USA: DEATH PENALTY ADVERSELY AFFECTS FAMILIES OF VICTIMS AND DEFENDANTS
NIGERIA: 25-YEAR-OLD MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING
PAKISTAN: FATHER IS SENTENCED TO DEATH AFTER MURDERING HIS DAUGHTER BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T BAKE 'PERFECT BREAD'
BANGLADESH: FIVE GET DEATH SENTENCE OVER HABIGANJ FARMER MURDER
IRAN: FIVE PRISONERS EXECUTED ON DRUG CHARGES
IRAN: 4 EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING, MURDER
IRAN: THREE PEOPLE HANGED IN SHIRAZ
KENYA: PRESIDENT KENYATTA SPARES 2,747 DEATH ROW CONVICTS FROM HANGMAN’S NOOSE
BANGLADESH: TWO AHSANULLAH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GET DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDERING CLASSMATE
USA: U.S. EXECUTIONS NEAR A 25-YEAR LOW
PAKISTAN: SUPREME COURT SAYS SCHIZOPHRENIA NOT A MENTAL DISORDER, DISMISSES MERCY PLEA OF DEATH ROW CONVICT
MALAYSIA: FILIPINA SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
CHINA: LAW EXPERTS OPPOSE SENTENCE OF IMMEDIATE EXECUTION
GAZA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
GHANA: FARMER SENTENCED TO DEATH
GEORGIA (USA): GREGORY PAUL LAWLER EXECUTED
VIRGINIA (USA): SUPPORTED BY NEW DNA EVIDENCE, MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN 1970 FILES INNOCENCE CLAIM
IRAN: 14 PRISONERS EXECUTED ON DRUG CHARGES AT GHEZEL HESAR PRISON
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