EGYPT COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE AGAINST 10 OVER KILLING TOP PROSECUTOR
November 27, 2018:
An Egyptian court on 25 November 2018 confirmed death sentence against 10 defendants over killing former public prosecutor in a bomb attack on his car in 2015, state-run Ahram newspapers reported on its website. (Source: Xinhua, 25/11/2018)
The defendants were convicted of premeditated murder, association with a terrorist organization, and possessing weapons and explosives.
The Court of Cassation, Egypt's top court that gives final verdicts, reduced death sentence to life in prison (which is 25 years in Egypt) for six others who have been charged in the same case after receiving the decision of the Grand Mufti.