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Court considers appeals of 67 defendants in Hisham Barakat assassination case

Sunday 27/May/2018 - 12:46 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad: Basant Ahmed
Egypt’s Court of Cassation، considers on Sunday the appeals submitted by 67 defendants against death and jail sentences over late attorney general، Hisham Barakat assassination case.

On 27 May، 2017، Cairo Criminal Court added 67 defendants، convicted of assassinating the Attorney-General، Hisham Barakat، to the terrorist list for three years.

The convicts formed an outlawed group to terrorize citizens and assault security forces in order to overthrow the current regime.

Barakat was assassinated on June 29، 2015، after detonating his own car in front of his house in Heliopolis in Cairo.

On 22 July، 2017، Cairo Criminal Court ruled a final death sentence to 28 defendants accused of involvement in the assassination of former Attorney General Hisham Barakat.

The court also ruled to sentence 15 defendants in the same case to life، eight others to 15 years in prison and 15 to 10 years.

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