Death penalty

Egypt’s Cassation Court upholds death penalty for 22 over killing police officer, conducting 54 terror attacks

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 - 10:29 GMT

Egypt’s Court of Cassation rejected on Thursday an appeal by defendants of the “Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdes” case and upheld death penalty against 22 convicts in the case.

Egypt executes former monk for killing Bishop Epiphanius

Sun, 09 May 2021 - 02:25 GMT

On July 1, 2020, the Court of Cassation upheld a death sentence against former monk Wael Saad (formerly known as Monk Ash’eyaa).

Ashmawi; Egypt’s famous executioner dies

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 12:16 GMT

Al-Fiqi was born in 1940s, and joined the Ministry of Interior in 1970s.

Killers of Egypt’s Maadi girl handed down death penalty

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 11:59 GMT

The court filed the case to the Egyptian Grand Mufti to ask his advisory religious opinion on executing the two men. It also set December 30, 2020, for a final ruling.

5 referred to Mufti for death penalty over damaging pipeline, causing 9 deaths

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 - 02:07 GMT

A criminal court referred the documents of five people to the Grand Mufti, a procedure taken before sentencing convicts to death, over damaging a petroleum pipeline and causing the death of nine people in November in northern Egypt.

Italian anti-death penalty delegation visits Marg Prison

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 - 05:23 GMT

Delegations from Hands off Cain, an anti-death penalty organization based in Brussels, and the Arab Organization for Human Rights visited Marg Prison in Qalyubia Wednesday.

Egypt's human rights report internationally hailed: media

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 - 01:51 GMT

This echos earlier reports saying that diplomatic responses to Egypt’s interactive dialogue on its human rights situation have reportedly thus far been positive at the UPR.

Court of Cassation upholds death penalty convict in Aossim trial

Sun, 09 Jun 2019 - 01:19 GMT

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.

Death Penalty handed to ISIS sympathiser who slaughtered doctor

Sat, 22 Dec 2018 - 12:37 GMT

The prosecution presented a medical report stating that the defendant is not suffering from any mental illness.

Egyptian delegation in Geneva expresses reservations about UNHR Chief’s comments

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 - 11:55 GMT

The delegation pointed out the fact that Bachelet, who only took office two weeks ago, is new to her position and has many issues to look at prior to make such comments.

Egypt censures new UN Human Rights chief over "unfair trial"

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 10:06 GMT

Egypt voiced indignation on Tuesday at recent "unfair" UN Human Rights Chief’s assertions.

UNHR Chief’s remarks on death sentences in Egypt come without investigations

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 - 03:19 GMT

Responding to Bachelet’s remarks, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that Bachelet’s comments are influenced by “the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood lies.”

Vatican changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 03:50 GMT

The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance

Update: U.N. agencies urge Sudan to pardon Noura Hussein

Mon, 14 May 2018 - 03:59 GMT

Noura Hussein's case has attracted widespread attention on social media, with the hashtag #JusticeForNoura trending on Twitter since Thursday.

Noura Hussein sentenced to death for killing rapist husband

Sat, 12 May 2018 - 05:25 GMT

A Sudanese court condemned 19-year-old Noura Hussein to death on Thursday for murdering her husband, who she accused of raping her

Alabama to execute inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 - 03:24 GMT

Alabama is set on Thursday to execute an 83-year-old convicted pipe-bomb killer, said to be the oldest person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment.

Court upholds death sentences against 4 over forming terrorist cell

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - 05:54 GMT

Court of Cassation has rejected Sunday appeals by four defendants against death sentences in the case known as “Awsim Terrorist Cell.”

Court upholds death sentences for ‘Imbaba cell’ defendants

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 - 03:30 GMT

Giza Criminal Court upheld death sentences for 10 defendants in the case publicly known as the “Imbaba terrorist cell case”.

Using explosives deserves 'death penalty' over scope of danger: Expert

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 - 09:10 GMT

The death penalty was put into practice to penalize those proven to possess explosives and use them in terrorist acts, a move aiming to reduce such crimes.

Damietta cell: What you need to know about 21 sentenced to death

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 - 10:24 GMT

Cairo Criminal sentenced 21 people to death on Thursday after convicting them belonging to a terrorist cell known as “Damietta Cell”.