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.
On July 1, 2020, the Court of Cassation upheld a death sentence against former monk Wael Saad (formerly known as Monk Ash’eyaa).
Al-Fiqi was born in 1940s, and joined the Ministry of Interior in 1970s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The prosecution presented a medical report stating that the defendant is not suffering from any mental illness.
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 voiced indignation on Tuesday at recent "unfair" UN Human Rights Chief’s assertions.
Responding to Bachelet’s remarks, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that Bachelet’s comments are influenced by “the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood lies.”
The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance
Noura Hussein's case has attracted widespread attention on social media, with the hashtag #JusticeForNoura trending on Twitter since Thursday.
A Sudanese court condemned 19-year-old Noura Hussein to death on Thursday for murdering her husband, who she accused of raping her
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 of Cassation has rejected Sunday appeals by four defendants against death sentences in the case known as “Awsim Terrorist Cell.”
Giza Criminal Court upheld death sentences for 10 defendants in the case publicly known as the “Imbaba terrorist cell case”.
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.
Cairo Criminal sentenced 21 people to death on Thursday after convicting them belonging to a terrorist cell known as “Damietta Cell”.