Egypt's Court of Cassation commutes death penalty, upholds jail terms in 2013 storming of Kerdasa police station

Ahram Online , Monday 10 Jun 2019

Egypt's Court of Cassation (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt’s Court of Cassation has commuted a death sentence against a defendant convicted in the case of the storming of the Kerdasa police station in Giza in July 2013, and has upheld life imprisonment terms against three other men in the same case.

The court commuted the death sentence to life in prison following an appeal filed by the defendant.

The court also rejected appeals by three defendants sentenced to life in prison and seven others sentenced to 15 years in the same case.

The prosecution had charged the defendands with premeditated murder, attempted murder, possession of fire arms and ammunition, and attacks on police officers.

Monday’s Court of Cassation verdict comes more than a year after the defendants were handed jail terms by a Giza criminal court in a retrial in May 2018.

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