The criminal court of Cairo has sentenced to death 31 the defendant. They were found guilty of involvement in the murder of Prosecutor General of Egypt in 2015. About it reports Reuters.
Now, according to Egyptian law, before the final verdict, a death sentence must be approved by the mufti. This is expected to occur on July 22.
On the same day, the court shall render a verdict on the remaining defendants. Only in the case of the death of the public Prosecutor are 67 people.
Egypt’s top Prosecutor Hisham Barakat died 29 June 2015 in Cairo after his car blew up in the city centre. From his wounds, a senior official died in hospital.
The post of Prosecutor General Barakat has held since July 2013. In less than two years of his career, he has participated in many high-profile criminal proceedings against members of the organization “Muslim brotherhood” (banned in many countries, including the Russian Federation).
Responsibility for the murder of the Barakat took over the group “popular resistance in Giza”, intending to avenge the death sentences against members of the organization “Muslim brotherhood”. The political movement was banned in the country after the military coup of 2013. Several hundred supporters of the “Muslim Brothers”, including former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to death.