19 February 2018

Egypt sentences 8 to death for violence

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced eight people to death in connection with violence that followed the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in a 2013 coup, according to a local judicial source. reports citing AA.

The eight were among a group of 68 defendants charged with committing acts of violence and riots that left five people dead south of Cairo in 2013, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media.

Saturday's sentences were referred to Egypt's grand mufti for a non-binding opinion, as required by Egyptian law.

The court will confirm the verdict on Oct. 10.

Egypt was roiled by violence after the military deposed Morsi, the country's first freely elected president, in mid-2013.

Since Morsi's overthrow, Egyptian authorities have launched a relentless crackdown on dissent, killing hundreds and sending thousands behind bars.

2017.07.29 / 23:19
See also

US evaluating additional Russian individuals for sanctioning

Sudan frees 80 political detainees

At least 10 hikers swept away by avalanche in Swiss Alps

Search operation at an-148 plane crash site completed

'Turkey's Syria operation not against Kurds'

Turkish PM: Using Leopard 2 tank in Syria op 'natural'

4 killed, 4 wounded by unidentified shooter in Dagestan - Video

Turkish, Free Syrian Army forces free village in Afrin

Turkey gave the US another chance: FM Cavusoglu

Austria anti-smoking petition to force MPs to debate ban

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla