Egyptian high court reverses 14 death sentences against Islamists



Egypt's highest court on Wednesday quashed death sentences imposed on 14 Islamists over an attack on a police station in protest at the military's overthrow in 2013 of then-President Mohamed Mursi, the state news agency MENA said.
It was the court's latest reversal of many of the hundreds of death sentences imposed on Islamists after the ouster of Mursi, a Muslim Brotherhood member, a crackdown strongly criticised by Western government and human rights groups.
In Wednesday's decision, the Court of Cassation accepted appeals from the defendants filed last year against a lower criminal court... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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