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Egypt court sentences man to death on terror charges

June 22, 2021 at 10:56 am

A picture taken during a guided tour organised by Egypt’s State Information Service on February 11, 2020 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced Ramy Mohamed Shehata, an engineering technician who served in the cabinet of the late President Mohamed Morsi, to death and sentenced his brother, Radi Mohamed Shehata, to ten years in prison on terror charges.

The court found the two defendants guilty of manufacturing and using explosive devices against civilian and public targets including police headquarters, leading to the death of one person.

The prosecution accused the defendants of joining a banned organisation in 2014 in reference to the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt banned the group in 2013 after incumbent President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi carried out a coup against the country’s democratic government which was headed by the Brotherhood.

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