Egypt con­demns 7 to death over IS links, Copt be­head­ings

Muscat Daily - - REGION -

Cairo, Egypt - An Egyp­tian court on Satur­day con­demned to death seven peo­ple for mem­ber­ship of the IS and over the be­head­ing in Libya of 21 Chris­tians, all but one of them from Egypt, ju­di­cial of­fi­cials said.

IS in Libya posted a video on the In­ter­net in Fe­bru­ary 2015 of the be­head­ings on a Libyan beach, spark­ing global con­dem­na­tion and Egyp­tian airstrikes. Of the seven de­fen­dants, three were sen­tenced to death in ab­sen­tia, the of­fi­cials said. An un­spec­i­fied num­ber of those con­demned were ac­cused of hav­ing taken part in the be­head­ings.

Rul­ings are to be is­sued on Novem­ber 25 against 13 oth­ers on trial in the same case.

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