07 March 2018 :
The Egyptian parliament approved a new draft law raising the punishment of possessing explosives up to execution when used in terrorist attacks, the parliament said in a statement.
"Life imprisonment shall be the penalty inflicted on whoever possesses explosives, obtains, makes or imports them before obtaining a license therefor, and the penalty shall be up to capital punishment if the explosives are used in a crime committed for a terrorist purpose," said the approved amendment of Article 102 A of Egypt's Penal Code.
According to the draft law, those who possess material used for making explosives and those who know about the aforementioned crimes and cover them will be handed up to life imprisonment, which is a 25-year jail term in the Egyptian law.
"Under the draft law, buildings and properties used in these crimes are to be seized if they are owned by the perpetrators," the parliament said.