View of Egypt's High Court of Justice in Cairo - REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El GhanyA 
View of Egypt's High Court of Justice in Cairo - REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El GhanyA

Court upholds sentences against policemen over killing citizen

By: MENA
Wed, Oct. 25, 2017
CAIRO – 25 October 2017: The Court of Cassation on Wednesday upheld a ruling by the criminal court sentencing a police officer and five non-commissioned officers to different terms in jail over beating to death a citizen in the Upper Egyptian city of Luxor.

First Lieutenant Samir Hany was sentenced to seven years in jail while the five other co-defendants were handed down three years in jail.

The criminal court had issued its ruling in July after finding them guilty of beating to death a worker called Shabib Rashidi inside Luxor police station after he was arrested on charges of possessing drugs.

 
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