Criminal court sentences 4 to death for killing 3 policemen in 2016 robbery

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 7 Dec 2019

An Egyptian criminal court handed death sentences to four people over the 2016 killing of three policemen during a robbery attempt in Nile Delta’s Sharqiya governorate.

The criminal court issued the sentences after referring a previous preliminary death sentence to the grand mufti; a necessary, albeit non-binding, procedure before issuing a death sentence, according to Egyptian law.

Those convicted were found guilty of killing three policemen in Sharqiya’s Minya Al-Kamh city on their commute back home as they attempted to rob them at gunpoint. 

The sentences can be appealed.  

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