EGYPT: COURT OF CASSATION UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE FOR MAN OVER TERROR INVOLVEMENT
June 10, 2019:
Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld on 8 June 2019 a death sentence previously issued by a criminal court against a man over an assassination attempt of a judge and involvement in a terror cell, state-run Al-Ahram news website reported. (Sources: Xinhua, 08/06/2019)
The court also reduced the death sentence of another convict to a 15-year jail term and reduced the jail terms of another two from 15 to 10 years, upholding the 15-year jail terms against 12 other convicts.
The man is one of 30 defendants involved in joining a terrorist cell in Awsim district of Giza province near the capital Cairo, plotting anti-government activities and assaulting public and private properties.
In February last year, Cairo Criminal Court sentenced in the same case four defendants to death including two fugitives, 14 defendants in custody to 15 years in prison and 12 fugitives to 25 years in jail.