Cassation court upholds death sentences against 6 MB in 'Matay police station case'


Sat, 28 Apr 2018 - 11:24 GMT

FILE: Egypt's Cassation court

FILE: Egypt's Cassation court

CAIRO - 28 April 2018: The Court of Cassation has upheld death sentences against six members of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group who were involved in the case of storming Matay police station in Minya governorate after the dispersal of the two armed sits-in staged at Cairo's Rabaa el Adawiya and el Nahda squares in 2013.

The court sentenced three other defendants to life after annulling a previous death sentence that was issued against them.

The court also upheld life sentences against 59 other MB elements, while acquitted 47 others in the same case.

In August, the Minya Criminal Court sentenced 12 persons to death, 119 to life and two others to 10 years in jail while acquitting 238 in the same case at the end of their retrial.

The prosecution had referred the defendants to the criminal court after accusing them of taking part in illegal armed protests and assaulting police officers after storming Matay police station and killing its deputy chief.

The terrorists are charged with committing terrorist and violent acts and possessing weapons to sabotage state institutions.



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