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Egyptian Court upholds capital sentence for 20

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Monday, September 24th, 2018, 10:44
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At least 20 Egyptians convicted for murder involving 13 police officers during an attack on a police station in 2013 have been punished with a death sentence by a court sitting in Kerdasa, Gaza today.

 

The Kerdasa Court has also sentenced 80 others to 25 years in jail and 34 to 15 years, reports local media.  

 

The offense was committed during the violent riots that followed the coup d'état took place in August 2013 that saw President Mohamed Morsi come to power.

 

"The verdict is final and cannot be appealed," said the court.

 

The first trial sent 156 convicts to prison on charges vandalism of police property and murder of the 13 police officers. Most of the convicts have been serving life imprisonment or awaiting hanging. Twenty one have been acquitted while one minor received a 10-year sentence in prison.

 

 

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