CAIRO: An Egyptian court docket on Tuesday sentenced 8 folks to demise for allegedly killing 3 officials all through the storming of a Cairo police station in 2013, a judicial legit stated.
The court docket additionally passed lifestyles sentences to 50 different defendants, the legit stated, and prison phrases of between 5 and 10 years to 10 extra.
The incident on the centre of the trial came about on August 14, 2013 as safety forces violently dispersed two protest camps in Cairo, in an operation following the army’s ouster of president Mohamed Morsi that left greater than 700 folks useless.
Prosecutors stated the defendants marched on Helwan police station in a southern suburb of Cairo and fired at police within from in the back of barricades, killing 3 and wounding ratings.
They had been then purported to have torched the construction and 20 police cars parked within reach.
The verdicts — which may also be appealed — additionally noticed defendants ordered to pay some 2.eight million kilos ($160,000, 135,000 euros) in damages for destroyed assets and as repayment to the internal ministry.
Egyptian courts have sentenced loads of Morsi supporters to demise since his overthrow, however many have appealed and received new trials.
Morsi and different best figures of his Muslim Brotherhood have additionally confronted trial.
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