Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-27 09:02:59
The Zagazig Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced nine militants to death over charges of killing seven soldiers in 2014, judicial sources told Youm7.
The defendants, including renowned militant Adel Habbara, face charges of associating with the Islamic State (IS) militant group, possessing ammunition, explosives and targeting police and army personnel, said the source.
Four defendants, including Habara were present at the court while the other five were tried in absentia, the source said, adding that the ruling can be appealed at the Court of Cassation.
In December 2014, Habara along with six co-defendants has already been sentenced to death in the case known as “Rafah II Massacre,” in which 25 junior policemen were killed in northern Sinai in August 2013.
In May 2014, Habara was sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the judiciary during a hearing in which he kept speaking up to disagree with the court. More»