Cairo Criminal Court sentences two people to death over killing of police conscript in May 2013

Ahram Online , Wednesday 12 Jul 2017

The convictions stem from an incident involving the firebombing of a police vehicle in 2013

Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Wednesday two people to death over the killing of a police conscript during protests in Downtown’s Mohamed Mahmoud Street in 2013.

The court also sentenced eight other defendants to 15 years in prison, as well as a one year jail term for a female defendant.

The defendants can still appeal the sentences. 

According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, the defendants stopped a police car in which a police officer and the conscript was riding. The defendants then allegedly threw molotov cocktail at the car, leading to the death of the police soldier and the injury of the officer.  

The prosecution earlier charged the defendants with murder of the police conscript as well as protesting illegally.

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