An Egyptian court sentenced seven people to death on Monday for killing police officers in 2016, according to the country’s flagship Al-Ahram daily newspaper.
In the case, the court jailed three other defendants for 15 years each, fifteen to ten years, and acquitted seven others.
The defendants were accused of attacking a police vehicle in Cairo in 2016, killing seven police officers. The defendants denied the charges.
Monday's verdicts are still subject to appeal.
Egyptian authorities have launched a relentless crackdown on dissent following the overthrow of former president Mohamed Morsi in a military coup, killing hundreds and arresting thousands.
Morsi died unexpectedly this June, after collapsing in a courtroom.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.