Sunday, May 17, 2015

Egypt executes six convicted militants

Egypt has executed six men convicted of carrying out an attack on soldiers last year, state media report.
The six men, who were hanged, were accused of being members of militant group Sinai Province, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).      
They were found guilty of killing of two officers during a gunfight in March 2014.
However, rights groups had called for a retrial for the six men, arguing that the court process was flawed.
A group, Amnesty,  described the men's trial as "grossly unfair" and said the men said they were tortured into confessing to the charges.
The execution comes a day after a court handed down death sentences to Mr Morsi and more than 100 other people, over a mass prison break in 2011.
Shortly after the ruling, gunmen shot dead four people, including three judges, in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish.

BBC

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