Egyptian court sentences 11 to death for the murder of a local businessman

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Thursday 7 Sep 2023

A Giza criminal court sentenced 11 men to death by hanging on Thursday for the murder of a local businessman in a crime from February 2021.

Cairo Court
A file photo of the High Judiciary Court in Cairo. Photo: Al-Ahram


The court also acquitted one of the defendants.

The defendants were convicted in the killing of Hamada Ali Mohamed Fakhir on February 7, 2021. They were also found guilty of robbery and illegal possession of weapons.

According to the prosecution, the defendants conspired to extort money from Fakhir, who owned a famous kebab restaurant in Giza. They arrived at his farm armed with guns, fired several shots, and threatened him.

When the businessman refused to pay, the defendants shot him in the head. They also stole money and jewelry from the victim’s farm.

This is considered a first-degree sentence, eligible to be carried out.

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