2 sentenced to death in Egypt for targeting police stations, destroying electricity pylons

El Sayed Gamal El-Din, Thursday 20 Jun 2019

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced on Wednesday two defendants to death for attacking police stations and destroying electricity pylons, as well as the possession of firearms and explosives in Egypt's Nile Delta governorate of Beheira in 2015.

The court also sentenced three others in the same case to 10 years in prison and three defendants to three years in prison.

The sentences can be appealed.

The prosecution had charged the defendants with joining the terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood organisation and forming a terrorist cell with the aim of carrying out the terror attacks.

According to the prosecution, the defendants confessed to joining the armed wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and receiving orders to carry out a number of terrorist attacks with the aim of creating chaos, overthrowing the regime and destroying state's infrastructure.

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