EGYPT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE AGAINST 4 OVER PLOTTING ATTACKS
April 15, 2018:
Egypt's highest appeals court upheld death sentences for four people over forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. (Sources: Ap, 15/04/2018)
The court of cassation also rejected an appeal by 14 other defendants against sentences of 15 years imprisonment in February over similar charges including joining an outlawed group, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood. The verdict is final.
Six defendants in the case were sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia. They remain at large and will be re-tried once they are apprehended.