Egypt jails 11 for life for 2013 Minya police station attack

Ahram Online , Tuesday 17 Sep 2019

A Minya criminal court has given life sentences to 11 defendants and 15 year prison terms to 106 others in a mass trial for offences related to an attack on a police station in 2013.

The convicted were charged in relation to the storming of Samalout police station in Minya and the setting of a court building and administrative prosecution headquarters on fire.

The events took place following the dispersal of the Islamist protest camps at Rabaa and Nahda squares in August 2013.

The court sentenced 30 others to prison terms of between three and five years.  

The convicted were found guilty of charges including joining an outlawed group, inciting violence, and vandalism of public and police institutions.

They can appeal their sentences.

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