EGYPT: 18 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLINGS
July 12, 2018:
In the Nile Delta town of El-Zagazig, the local criminal court sentenced 18 people to death in the killings of the policeman and guard, MENA said. (Sources: Reuters, todayonline.com, 13/07/2018)
The agency said that the two men had arrived with gunshot wounds at a local hospital and investigators had established that the 18 were behind their deaths.
It said the 18 men, also convicted of incitement to violence against state institutions, were members of the Muslim Brotherhood which was banned in Egypt after the 2013 overthrow of former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
The rulings are subject to appeals before the sentences are carried out.