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6/17/2017

31 recommended death penalty over Egypt’s top prosecutor's assassination


The Cairo Criminal Court has recommended death penalty for 31 people on Saturday over the assassination of Egypt’s top public prosecutor in 2015, which was the most senior state official killed by militants in recent years.

31 recommended death penalty over Egypt’s top prosecutor's assassinationThe court referred the sentence to Egypt’s top religious authority, Grand Mufti, and the final verdict will be announced on June 22.
Sixty-seven other defendants in the same case will remain in custody, reported local press.

Hisham Barakat, who had sent thousands of Islamists to trial since the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, was killed on June 29, 2015 by a car bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo.
A less-known group, "the Giza Popular Resistance," claimed responsibility of the attack.

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