Egyptian military court sentences 36 to death over bombing three churches, police checkpoint

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(Worthy News) - An Egyptian military court sentenced on Tuesday 36 defendants accused of bombing three churches and a police checkpoint. The court referred the ruling to Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam for approval, a step required by law, though his opinion is non-binding.

The three churches were St George Church in Tanta, St Mark Coptic Cathedral in Alexandria, Botroseya Church in Cairo, and the attack on the police checkpoint was in the New Valley. The case includes 48 defendants, among them 31 who are imprisoned, while 17 others are fugitives.

The accusations include leading and joining an illegal group with the purpose of endangering societal peace, plotting to sabotage the constitution and the law, and launching attacks that led to the killing of police officers and civilians in these four attacks. [ Source: Daily News Egypt (Read More...) ]

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