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Egypt court sentences 10 to death on terror-related charges

AP  |  Cairo 

An has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions.

The agency says the defendants are affiliated with the now-outlawed group and are accused of aiming to assault security personnel and state institutions, target Egypt's Christian minority and disrupt public order.

Today's verdict comes after consultation with the Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, over preliminary death sentences handed to the defendants earlier.

The consultation is a formality followed by courts in the cases of capital punishment.

says three of the 15 defendants were sentenced in absentia. Life sentences in are equal to 25 years. All of the sentences are subject to appeal.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 23:45 IST
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