Terror suspects sentenced to death
Publish date: 12 March 2018
Issue Number: 765
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for forming a 'terrorist cell' to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. A report on the Citizen TV site notes that the defendants are affiliated with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and are accused of aiming to assault security personnel and state institutions, target Egypt's Christian minority and disrupt public order. All the sentences are subject to appeal.