Egypt court recommends death for 31 in prosecutor murder case

Dhaka,  Thu,  20 July 2017
Published : 17 Jun 2017, 18:25:34
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Egypt court recommends death for 31 in prosecutor murder case

CAIRO: A Cairo criminal court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for 31 people convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt's top prosecutor, the most senior state official killed by militants in recent years, according to Arab News.

The court set a verdict session for July 22, after referring its recommendation to the country's top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding legally required opinion.

Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed by a car bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo two years ago, an operation for which Egypt blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and Gaza-based Hamas militants, though both groups have denied the charge.

(compiled by Rafiqul Islam)

 
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