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Egyptian accused of killing army officer executed

January 23, 2018 at 11:17 am

An execution is about to take place using the method of hanging [Patrick Feller/Flickr]

Egyptian prison authorities have executed an Egyptian man sentenced to death on charges of killing an Egyptian army officer in the Ismailia province.

A military court sentenced Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Abu Sarie to death after his conviction in case 297 in 2013 of killing 35-year-old Armed Forces officer Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Farouq Mandour. Abu Sarie was accused of shooting Abu Sarie with an automatic weapon, according to Egyptian newspapers.

Social media activists said that another prisoner, 26-year-old Ahmed Ayati Abdel Wahhab, was also transported from Tora Liman prison to be executed after he was sentenced to death in military case 16. Abdel Wahhab was convicted of killing pilot, Lieutenant Hamed Mohammed Mahmoud, by opening fire on him with an automatic weapon. Egyptian authorities have not confirmed this.

During the month of December Egyptian authorities executed 15 civilians who were sentenced to death after they were accused of attacking a security checkpoint. According to activists this is the largest number of executions carried out in Egypt’s history.

A week later four others were executed after being charged for their involvement in planting a bomb near a stadium in the Kafr El-Sheikh governorate in 2015.

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