Eighteen Egyptian trial defendants get prison sentence after shoe thrown at judge



A Cairo court sentenced 18 defendants on Sunday to two years in prison for insulting the judiciary, after the defendants cheered inside the cage when one of them threw his shoe at the judge, security sources and a lawyer said.
Amar El Shahat, a 19-year-old student, turned around and aimed his shoe at the head of the court as he was being sent back to the cage after being questioned before the court for making noise inside the cage, a police official who was in the courtroom said.
El-shahat is being tried along with 22 others on terrorism charges and possessing weapons, with five being tried... read more

 
16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Reuters
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