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Egypt Sentences 24 Muslim Brotherhood Members To Death

by Meso Ejiofor
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According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, 24 Muslim Brotherhood members have been sentenced to death for the killing of police officers in two separate cases, by an Egyptian court on Thursday.

The Damanhour Criminal Court, north of the capital Cairo, convicted the group of several crimes, including the alleged bombing of a bus transporting police officers in the coastal Beheira governorate in 2015.

The attack killed three policemen and wounded scores of others.

The other case, also comprised of Brotherhood members and tried by the same court, was over the killing of a policeman in 2014.

of the 24 accused were tried in absentia.

Capital punishment for civilian convicts in Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country, is carried out by hanging.

The verdict can be appealed.

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