EGYPTIAN COURT SENTENCE 13 TO DEATH FOR PRISON ESCAPE
July 12, 2018:
In the city of Ismailiyah, the local criminal court sentenced to death 13 people, witnesses and local newspapers said, including some whom court officials had described as takfiris, a reference to Islamist militants. They said they had escaped from a prison in October 2016. (Sources: Reuters, todayonline.com, 13/07/2018)
Six of the convicted men were in custody while seven were tried in absentia, the state-run al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website.
The rulings are subject to appeals before the sentences are carried out.