Egyptian court upholds death penalty for 20 terrorists over killing policemen

CAIRO — The Cairo Criminal Court has upheld the death penalty for 20 terrorists convicted of storming a police station in Cairo and killing policemen in the violence that followed the dispersal of the large-scale armed sit-in staged by the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al Nahdha squares, Cairo, by Egyptian army and security forces.

Egypt’s Middle East News Agency, MENA, said Sunday that the court condemned the convicts to death in April, referring their papers to the Grand Mufti of Egypt, the highest Islamic title in the country, for taking his opinion on the case, dubbed as ‘Kerdasa Incident” in reference to the pro-Muslim Brotherhood neighbourhood where the violence took place in the Giza province adjacent to Cairo, during which 156 convicts were retried.

Source: Emirates News Agency