EGYPTIAN COURT UPHOLDS EXECUTION OF THREE, OVER KILLING OF SENIOR POLICEMAN

CAIRO, Egypt, An Egyptian top court, upheld the execution of three men, convicted of killing a security chief in Giza, following the ouster of former Islamist President, Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

The verdicts of the Court of Cassation are final, as they came in a retrial, after initial verdicts were appealed by the defendants.

The court also sentenced four to 25 years in prison, instead of their appealed death penalties, and five others to 10 years.

The case dates back to mid-Aug, 2013, when militants stormed a police station in Kerdasa district of Giza province, near Cairo, leaving 17 dead, including 14 policemen.

The attackers are mostly furious loyalists of Morsi and his now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, who violently protested over the military removal of Morsi and the later security crackdown on his supporters that left hundreds dead and thousands arrested.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian security forces have killed hundreds of terrorists and arrested thousands of suspects, during the country's anti-terror war declared by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief then, following Morsi's disposal.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK