13 July 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.
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.