11 April 2018 :
A Cairo military court sentenced 36 people to death over their involvement in attacks against Coptic churches in Egypt, defence lawyers said.
According to the lawyers, 48 people have been put on trial in connection with attacks on Coptic churches in the cities of Cairo, Tanta and Alexandria between 2016 and 2017.
The attacks, claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, killed at least 80 people.
The court's verdict now has to be considered by Egypt's Grand Mufti, as is required by law.