Egyptian court upholds 12 death sentences, 157 life terms over Matay case

‘An Egyptian court has upheld a dozen death sentences and 157 life terms for members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood over alleged crimes relating to the storming of a police station some four years ago. Minya Criminal Court on Monday upheld the sentences against the defendants over various alleged acts of violence, including storming of Matay police station, killing Colonel Mostafa El-Attar, the deputy chief of the police station, seizing its weapons and setting it on fire following the forced dispersion of a pair of mass sit-ins at al-Nahda Square and Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo on August 13, 2013. Demonstrators at the time had gathered to express their strong opposition to the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi in a military coup led by then army chief and current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi a month earlier. The controversial ouster sparked many protests by supporters of Morsi and led to the killing of several hundreds of demonstrators by security forces.’ Read more: Egyptian court upholds 12 death sentences, 157 life terms over Matay case
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