Criminal court hands death sentence to 6 over killing policemen, executing terrorist activities



Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 11:42 GMT


Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 11:42 GMT

Execution Knot – Maxpixel

Execution Knot – Maxpixel

CAIRO – 30 September 2020: A criminal court in Sharqia governorate has sentenced six people to death over killing policemen and handed seven others detention sentences in a 2016 case.


The convicts in the cause are accused of forming and leading a terrorist cell and killing and attempting to kill policemen.


They are also accused of carrying out other terrorist operations to help the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood achieve their goals in the country and trying to overthrow the regime.


In June, Cairo Criminal Court has sentenced three out of 11 defendants accused of attempting to assassinate Alexandria’s security director to death in 2018, ahead of the latest presidential elections, upholding a January ruling.


The other eight defendants were handed life imprisonment sentences (25 years in prison) and were placed on the state's terrorism list.


In March 2018, Security Director Mustafa El-Nemr survived a massive explosion that targeted his convoy at Rushdy district in the center of the Mediterranean Alexandria governorate.


Minutes after the attack, Nemr appeared on TV inspecting the explosion site, which resulted in the death of police sergeant Ali Galal and injury of four others, three of them are policemen, who had been admitted to the military hospital of Moustafa Pasha for medical treatment.


The explosion was caused by an explosive device weighs 8 kg includes high explosive material that were placed under a car parked in front of a hotel at the Roman Camp Street in east Alexandria. When the convoy of Nemr passed, the car was remotely detonated, according to a statement of the Interior Ministry.


The explosion left damages in seven cars, hotel walls and 3 neighboring properties.


Egypt's Attorney General Nabil Sadek ordered Supreme National Security Prosecution and prosecutor office in Alexandria to investigate the accident.



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