An Egyptian court has sentenced 24 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death for killing police officers in two separate cases.
Brotherhood of the Muslim Brotherhood has been declared “Terrorist organizationOne of them was brought to justice in 2013, following a brief one-year order by Mohamed Morsi.
The Tamanhur Criminal Court (North) on Thursday indicted the defendants on a number of charges, including bombing a bus carrying police using a home-made bomb in 2015 in Beihara Governorate.
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Three police officers were killed and several others were injured in the attack.
Another case heard by the same court is that of a police officer killed in 2014.
Eight of the 24 defendants in the two cases were questioned in their absence.
Judicial sources said the sentences could be appealed.
In Egypt, the death penalty is used for civilians.
Since coming to power in 2013, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has led a crackdown on the opposition, particularly in the Muslim Brotherhood, where thousands of supporters have been imprisoned.
In June, a Caucasus court upheld the death sentences of 12 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including two leaders of the Brotherhood.
Earlier this year, Amnesty International announced a “The film is important“The number of executions in Egypt has tripled from 32 in 2019 to 107 in 2020.
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