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Egypt court confirms death sentences for 25 people in Aswan tribal feud

138 defendants received sentences between three years and life in jail

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 7 Jun 2016
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A reconciliation session took place between Bani Helal and Daboudiya, was attended by Azhar Grand Imam in August 2014. (File photo: Al-Ahram)
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An Egyptian court confirmed Tuesday the death sentences handed to 25 people over a 2014 tribal feud between two families that resulted in the deaths of at least 28 people in Aswan.

The court also sentenced 138 others to between three years and life in jail.

Last month, defendants received a preliminary death sentence pending the Mufti's non-binding opinion.

The verdicts can still be appealed.

The deadly events took place in April 2014 between Bani Helal, an Arab tribe, and Nubian Daboudiya, reportedly over a girl's harrassment and offensive graffiti.

Authorities intervened and a truce was agreed upon, which ended days of violence.

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