Judge Abdullah Omar was sworn in as new head of Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Wednesday, in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Presidency said in a statement.
The Court of Cassation rejected the appeal of former Chairman of the Customs Authority Gamal Abdel Azim.
Giza Criminal Court in March, last year, upheld death sentences for 10 defendants in the case, after the court’s January verdict was approved by the Grand Mufti.
The Court of Cassation on Saturday upheld a ruling adding 20 persons to terror lists, turning down an appeal against the ruling.
The Giza cell is reportedly one of the most dangerous terrorist cells, which was formed recently.
Cassation Court upheld Nov. 7 the death sentence handed to a man who admitted raping a then 20-month old girl in the case known in media as “Pampers Child.”
The court also sentenced 32 defendants in absentia to life imprisonment.
Court of Cassation accepted complaints filed by the defendants involved in the case of "The Returned from Libya" against previous death sentences and lifetime jail terms.
The General Assembly of the Cassation Court demanded the UN Commissioner on Tuesday to abide “neutrality and professionalism” after the latter criticized sentences handed by an Egyptian judge to Muslim Brotherhood members.
Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Monday the retrial of former Muslim Brotherhood group supreme guide and eight other MB members to July 29.
The Court of Cassation postponed until July 14 the appeal filed by prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader and businessman Hassan Malek and 55 other MB members.
The Cassation court upheld death sentence against 6 elements over " Matay police station case".
The Court of Cassation rejected on Sunday the appeal made by Egyptian businessman Ahmed Mustafa Ibrahim against his verdict of 15 years’ imprisonment.
The Court of Cassation acquitted the son of late Kamal el-Shazly, a former minister of parliamentary affairs and a stalwart of the former ruling NDP.
Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide, Mohamed Badie was sentenced to life in prison in the retrial of "Rabaa operation room" case.