Egypt Court Sentences 24 Muslim Brotherhood Members to Death

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An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for the killing of police officers in two separate cases; a judicial source told Agence France Presse.

The Damanhour Criminal Court; north of the capital Cairo; convicted the group of several crimes; also including the bombing of a bus transporting police officers in the coastal Beheira governorate in 2015.

The attack killed three policemen and wounded scores of others.

The other case; also comprised of Brotherhood members and tried by the same court; was also over the killing of a policeman in 2014.

Eight of the 24 accused were tried in absentia.

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