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Parliament passes death penalty for using explosives in terror crimes

Wed, Mar. 7, 2018

CAIRO – 7 March 2018: The Parliament on Tuesday passed an amendment to the 1937 penal code to impose a death penalty for carrying explosives in use for terrorism-related acts.

The ammendment stipulated more penalties instead of a life sentence as punishment for the possession or creation of explosive materials.

“And the penalty is death in case the crime is done for purposes of terror,” the amendment stipulated.

The amendment comes in light of Egypt’s fight against terrorism; Egyptian military forces have launched a major operation against terrorism in Sinai under the name “Sinai 2018” on February.

On Tuesday, the Parliament adopted a draft law setting up a fund for the martyrs and wounded in terrorist operations.

The law is applied to the martyrs, wounded and missing in terrorist attacks along with security and military operations.

The law is operable retroactively to the date of putting the constitution into force on January 18, 2014.

The fund will have a legal character and will have its main headquarters in Cairo while having branches nationwide.

The fund is aimed at honoring the martyrs and wounded along with the missing in terrorist operations and taking care of their families regarding education and health care along with other services.

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