EGYPT: 17 ISLAMIC MILITANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR COPTIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH KILLINGS
November 26, 2018:
17 Islamic militants were sentenced to death on 22 November 2018 for their role in multiple church bombings in Egypt that killed scores of Coptic Christians. (Source: essexcaller.com, 24/11/2018)
It was reported that another 19 defendants were issued life sentences by a military court, while 9 others were given 15 years in prison for terror-related charges.
Several were found guilty of being involved in a suicide bombing at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo in December 2016, where 25 people died. Others were found guilty of being involved in the twin suicide bombings in churches in Alexandria and Tanta on Palm Sunday in April 2017, where 45 were killed.