Egypt Condemns 14 Islamist Militants to Death for 2011 Sinai Attack

(Reuters) Yusri Mohamed - An Egyptian court sentenced to death on Tuesday 14 people it said were Islamist militants for a deadly attack on a police station in al-Arish in northern Sinai in July 2011, killing an army officer, five policemen and a civilian. Six of the condemned men were present in court, while the others were convicted in absentia. They were all accused of being members of the Jamaat al-Tawhid wal-Jihad organization.

2012-08-15 00:00:00

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