Cairo Criminal Court upheld the death sentence for seven people over possessing explosions and killing eight policemen, in a case known by media as "Helwan Microbus Cell" - Egypt Today/Amr Mostafa Cairo Criminal Court upheld the death sentence for seven people over possessing explosions and killing eight policemen, in a case known by media as "Helwan Microbus Cell" - Egypt Today/Amr Mostafa

Court upholds death sentence for 7 people over killing policemen

Mon, Nov. 25, 2019
CAIRO – 25 November 2019: Cairo Criminal Court upheld the death sentence for seven people over possessing explosions and killing eight policemen, in a case known by media as "Helwan Microbus Cell".

The court also sentenced three convicts to 15 years in prison, and handed a 10-year imprisonment sentence to 15 others, while seven defendants were acquitted.

The people in the case, according to the General Prosecution, have faced charges of joining a terrorist group, possessing weapons and explosions, executing a number of terrorist attacks, and deliberately killing a police officer and seven policemen.

The convicts were also charged with killing a high-ranked police officer and a policeman accompanying him, and setting fire to his car. They also killed, according to the prosecution, another policeman in Giza's Al-Maraziq checkpoint, and looting LE 82,000 as they stormed the Helwan Post Office.


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