Egyptian military court upholds two death sentences over 2013 murder of police conscripts

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 6 Feb 2018

Egypt’s high military appeals court upheld  on Tuesday death sentences handed to two defendants over the August 2013 murder of two police personnel in North Sinai.

A first-degree military court originally sentenced the pair to death in 2015 for their involvement in the militant attack on Al-Gora checkpoint in the North Sinai city of Al-Arish, and for possessing illegal firearms.

The attack resulted in the deaths of two police conscripts and injured another officer.

Tuesday's ruling cannot be appealed.

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