EGYPT: ISIS-AFFILIATED MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING CHRISTIAN DOCTOR
December 28, 2018:
The Cairo Criminal Court handed a death sentence to an ISIS-affiliated man who killed a christian doctor in his clinic in Shubra, Asharq Al-Awsat reported on 23 December 2018. (Sources: Asharq Al-Awsat, 23/12/2018)
The prosecution presented a medical report stating that the defendant is not suffering from any mental illness.
The killing took place in September 2017 when Hassan Zakaria requested to see the doctor, pretending to be a patient.
He stabbed the doctor and then stabbed a nurse that intervened to try to stop the attack. He was caught red-handed carrying a blade as he attempted to run away.
The Egyptian authorities accused Zakaria of belonging to an illegal group.
The accused admitted during his trial of killing the doctor.