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Egyptian Court Upholds Death Sentence for 21 Militants

Egyptian Court Upholds Death Sentence for 21 Militants

Thursday, 25 November, 2021 - 16:00

Egypt's highest civilian court on Thursday issued a final ruling upholding a death sentence for 21 suspected militants, a judicial source and the state news agency MENA said.


The defendants were convicted of belonging to Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis group, which changed its name to Sinai Province after pledging allegiance to ISIS.


The suspects were accused of carrying out dozens of deadly militant operations, including against state security facilities and officials.


Another 43 defendants had life prison sentences confirmed, while 10-year sentences were upheld for 23 defendants and five-year sentences for a further 53.


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