Egypt court sentences two to death over post-Morsi violence in Giza

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 1 Feb 2017

Two others were handed life sentences and four were given five-year terms in the same case

Giza Criminal Court sentenced Wednesday two defendants to death over violence that dates back to the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a judicial source said.
 
They face charges including "murder or attempted murder, possessing firearms" and "belonging to an illegal organisation," in reference to the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood group, from which Morsi hails.
 
Two others were sentenced over the same charges to life imprisonment and four to five years in jail. One defendant was acquitted.
 
The case dates back to violence unleashed by Morsi's ouster in the summer of 2013 in El-Waraq district in Giza governorate.
 
The sentences can still be appealed.
 
Morsi, along with most of the Brotherhood's upper echelons, is in jail facing numerous violence-related charges in a series of trials.
 
The former president was handed the first final court ruling, a 20-year prison term, in October 2016.
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