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Egyptian court hands preliminary death sentence to 8 Morsi supporters

The defendants are accused of killing two low-ranking police officers and storming Samalout police station following the dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins in August 2013

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Aug 2015
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Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi perform the Friday prayers at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque where they are camping in Cairo July 12, 2013. (File Photo: Reuters)
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A Minya criminal court issued a preliminary death sentence to eight supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi for killing two security personnel and storming Samalout police station in Minya, Upper Egypt, following the dispersal of two Islamist sit-ins in Cairo in August 2013.

The sentences were referred to the Grand Mufti -- a necessary procedure before issuing a death sentence according to Egyptian law -- though the religious opinion of the Mufti is non-binding.

The court also set 4 September to announce its final verdict regarding the remaining 111 defendants in the same case.

The prosecution accused the 119 defendants of a range of charges including murder, attempted murder, as well as storming and destroying public properties.

In March 2014, a Minya criminal court issued a preliminary death sentence to 529 Morsi supporters on charges of murdering Mostafa El-Attar, the deputy commander of the Matay district police station in Minya, in what is considered the biggest mass death sentence in the history of Egyptian courts.

The incident also took place during the unrest in the aftermath of the dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins in August 2013.

Following the mufti's refusal to approve the sentences, the court issued a final verdict sentencing only 37 defendants to death and 492 to life in prison in April 2014.

In January 2015, the court of cassation accepted the appeal in the case.

Mohamed Morsi and hundreds of his supporters have been sentenced to death following his ouster in 2013 after mass protests against his one-year rule. 

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Allen
10-08-2015 04:11pm
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This is a good start
Let's see it carried through and make room for more terrorists to meet their deserved demise. There is no point caging and feeding there criminals. Their victims families who are already victimized and deserve better.
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Farhan
10-08-2015 12:03pm
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What else could you expect from these fascist courts ?
Murderer who did massacre of thousands of people became president of Egypt, Egypt is nothing but a gabangland where a loser fooling millions other losers.
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Z.a
10-08-2015 05:23am
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Court dividing Egypt
Only Two security what about those they have been killed by security forces more than 40000 protesters? Court gonig to very danger place
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THE EGYPTIAN
09-08-2015 08:49pm
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Egypt...EL SISI
VERY GOOD....EXCELLENT NEWS....HANG THOSE BASTARD-BROTHERHOODS...FLUSH THEM DOWN.
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Tut
09-08-2015 08:45pm
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Less competent than the Cabinet
It is hard to find an Egyptian government institution which is less competent than the Cabinet in managing the economy. However the Egyptian courts have proven to be not only less competent but sadly has nothing to do with justice!
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