Egypt court of cassation upholds death sentences in five terror-related cases

Ahram Online , Saturday 12 Dec 2015

The Court of Cassation is the last level of appeal; charges follow from an attack on the Virgin Church in 6th of October City in January 2014

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Egyptian Court of Cassation (Photo: Ahram)

An Egyptian Court of Cassation upheld Saturday death sentences against five convicted of multiple terror-related charges in what is known as the “October Cell Case.”

The Court of Cassation is the last step in appeals for defendants, making this verdict final.

They five were found guilty in September 2014, along with two other men who received life sentences, of involvement in the killing a policeman in an attack orchestrated on the Virgin Church in 6th of October City in January of that year.

The five were were convicted on "establishing and operating a terrorist group," "seeking to change state rule by force" and "assaulting police and army personnel."

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