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Court sentences 8 MB members to death

Friday 19/May/2017 - 11:21 AM
Sada El Balad
Egyptian court sentenced eight Muslim Brotherhood members to death on Thursday for attacking a police station in 2015.

The suspects were accused of storming a police station and wounding an officer in the city of Damanhur northwest of Cairo. Charges also include acts of sabotage using explosives and firearms، and targeting security forces and state property.

The death sentence was passed by the criminal court and requires the approval of the nation’s grand mufti.

According to Egyptian constitution، all death sentences must be reviewed by the country's Grand Mufti—the highest Muslim religious authority—though his recommendation to the court is not legally binding.

The sentence must also be ratified by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi before being implemented.


Edited by Ahmed Mohsen

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