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Egyptian court sentences 24 people to death over 2 terrorist attacks

In 2015, terrorists bombed a bus carrying more than 50 policemen

Ahram Online , Thursday 29 Jul 2021
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Egypt's High court
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The Damanhur Criminal court sentenced on Thursday 16 people to death for bombing a police bus in 2015 in Beheira governorate.
 
Ten of the defendants attended the trial while the others were sentenced in absentia.
 
According to the State Security prosecution, the defendants belong to a terrorist cell affiliated to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.
 
In 2015, the terrorists bombed a Beheira Security Directorate bus carrying more than 50 policemen and police personnel who were on their way to work at the Rashid police station one early morning.
 
Three policemen were killed and 36 others were injured.
 
The prosecution accused the defendants of joining a banned militant group, funding a terrorist group and supplying it with money, arms, and ammunition as well as of murder and attempted murder. 
 
The sentence is first-degree and can be appealed.
 
The Damanhur Criminal Court also sentenced eight people to death for the murder of a policeman in Beheira governorate in 2014.
 
Six defendants attended the trial and two were sentenced in absentia.
 
According to the court, the defendants are members of a terrorist organisation in Beheira. In December 2014, they shot 38-year-old policeman Rabie Mohamed Ali to death as he was leaving his house, injuring another man in the shooting.
 
This is also a first-degree sentence that can be appealed.
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