Egypt court issues preliminary death sentences for Kafr El-Sheikh bombers

Ahram Online , Monday 1 Feb 2016

The defendants were convicted of participating in a bomb attack that killed three military academy students outside Kafr El-Sheikh Stadium in April 2015

An Alexandria military court issued a preliminary death sentence to seven supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi for participating in a bomb attack in Kafr El-Sheikh city, Nile Delta, in 2015 that killed three military academy students.

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 military court set 2 March as the date for announcing the final verdict.

The bombing, which also injured six people, took place in April outside Kafr El-Sheikh Stadium and struck the students as they were waiting for a bus to take them to the academy.

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