Last Update 4:15
Monday, 21 May 2018

Eight Brotherhood members referred to Egypt's Grand Mufti for opinion on death sentences in Beheira police station case

Ahram Online , Friday 19 May 2017
Views: 2415
Views: 2415

An Egypt criminal court ordered that eight members of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood be referred to the country's Grand Mufti, in a preliminary step before the death sentences against the defendants can be finalised. The eight are convicted of attacking a police station in Nile Delta's Beheira governorate. 

The Damanhour court is set on 17 June to issue its verdict, for those handed preliminary death sentences as well as 11 others in the case.

The preliminary death sentences are pending the non-binding consultative opinion of the country’s Grand Mufti, per Egypt's penal code.

Once the court issues its final verdict in the case, the defendants have the right to appeal it once again.

The defendants are convicted of forming a terrorist cell and shooting forces at Beheira’s Abo El-Matameer police station in 2015.

No one was killed during the 2015 attack.  

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.