Egypt executes six men convicted of killing soldiers after ‘grossly unfair’ trial

Editorial Team
Published 9 years ago on 17 May, 2015-8 views
In this imaged released on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces, Egyptian military soldiers inspect the scene near a destroyed bus, after a suicide attacker hit his explosive-laden car into the bus at the road between the border town of Rafah and the coastal city of el-Arish, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into one of two buses carrying off-duty soldiers in Egypt's turbulent region of northern Sinai on Wednesday, killing nearly a dozen and wounding dozens more, security and military officials said. (AP Photo/The Official Facebook Page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces)

Military court ignores appeals to spare men, with two said to be in custody at time of crime, in trial condemned by Amnesty International

Egyptian authorities hanged six men on Sunday who were convicted of killing soldiers, police said, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations that two had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.

A military court upheld the death sentences last March, following a trial in which the six were convicted of carrying out the attacks in the months after the army’s overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.


Source The Guardian
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