FILE: Egypt's Cassation court
CAIRO- 9 June 2019: Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld a death penalty against a convict and 15-year imprisonment term against 15 other convicts over charges with assassination attempt against a judge, sabotaging public properties, and disturbing the public order in Aossim district in Giza.
The court commuted another death penalty sentence for another convict to 15 years in prison.Two other co-defendants were sentenced to 10 years instead of 15 years in prison. Court of Cassation’s verdict is unchallengeable as per the Egyptian Criminal Code.
On May 8, 2019, the court, the highest civilian court in Egypt, upheld death sentences against 13 members, and life imprisonment sentences against 17 others, over carrying out attacks against security forces, in the case known as "AgnadMisr Organization."
Since the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated former President Mohamed Morsi, and the death of dozens of policemen and hundreds of Morsi supporters during the dispersal of pro-Morsi protests in Al-Nahda and Rabaa Al-Adaweya squares, Islamist terrorism prevailed in the country and hundreds of policemen and army troops have been killed in terrorist attacks since then.
In February 2018, under the title "Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018", Egypt's Armed Forces launched a comprehensive military operation targeting the hotbeds of terrorists in Northern and Central Sinai.