Court sen­tences 28 to death

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

An Egyp­tian court has sen­tenced 28 peo­ple to death for their in­volve­ment in the as­sas­si­na­tion of the coun­try’s pros­e­cu­tor-gen­eral in 2015. Satur­day’s sen­tences come af­ter con­sul­ta­tion with the Grand Mufti, Egypt’s top re­li­gious author­ity, over pre­lim­i­nary death sen­tences handed to the de­fen­dants last month. The sen­tences are sub­ject to ap­peal.

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