News

12 referred to death sentences for murder of a police officer

12 referred to death sentences for murder of a police officer
Police Officer wounded after attack.
Police Officer wounded after attack.

CAIRO, June 18 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian court referred the files of 12 people out of 23 to the Grand Mufti on Wednesday on charges of killing a police general in Giza’s Kerdasa neighborhood last year.

Egypt’s Mufti is the one to decide on death sentences. The final verdict will be announced on August 6.

Upon hearing the verdict, “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) was shouted inside the courtroom.

The authorities had raided Kerdasa last September to capture fugitives when Nabil Farag, Giza’s deputy security chief, was killed and nine others, from the police and army, were wounded.

The operation had followed an attack on Kerdasa police station on August 14 that took place as the authorities dispersed two sit-ins supporting ousted President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The defendants were charged with murder, attempted murder, arms possession, resisting and attacking the authorities and using unlicensed communication tools to threaten national security.

They were also charged with forming and managing an illegal terrorist group that aims to carry out unconstitutional activities, prevent state institutions from attending to their duties and attack the freedoms of individuals, among other things.

The Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization towards the end of last year.

New police unit to combat violence against women in Egypt
African Union ends Egypt's membership suspension

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

Egyptian Teenager Kills Mother and Brother to Complete ‘Blue Whale’ Suicide Game Task

Egyptian StreetsApril 22, 2018

Mariam Moustafa’s Lawyer Receives Death Threat, Pressured to Drop the Case

Egyptian StreetsApril 22, 2018

Luxor’s Karnak Temple to be More Accessible for Special Needs Visitors

Egyptian StreetsApril 21, 2018

Egypt Faces 54 Billion Cubic Meters Water Shortage: Minister

Egyptian StreetsApril 21, 2018

Sudden Death of Swedish DJ Avicii Leaves Fans Sad, Shocked

Egyptian StreetsApril 21, 2018

Sudan Protests to United Nations Over Egyptian Voting in Disputed Area

Egyptian StreetsApril 19, 2018

300 Artifacts on Display at the Egyptian Museum for the First Time in Temporary Exhibition

Egyptian StreetsApril 19, 2018

Egypt’s Military Declares IS Leader is Killed in Sinai

Egyptian StreetsApril 18, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.