EGYPT: 7 DEATH SENTENCES HANDED DOWN ON TERROR CHARGES
November 26, 2019:
An Egyptian court on 25 November 2019 handed down death sentences to seven people convicted of carrying out attacks that killed 11 policemen in 2016. (Sources: The Associated Press, 25/11/2019)
The Cairo Criminal Court also sentenced 18 others to 10-15 years in prison for the same charges. Those include attacking security forces, joining a terrorist group and possession of weapons and explosives.
The charges stem from multiple attacks in Cairo, including one that killed eight police in a microbus in the suburb of Helwan. That attack was claimed by the Islamic Sate group.
The court acquitted seven others. The verdicts can be appealed.