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Egyptian court sentences 20 people to death for police killings.

CAIRO, July 2 (KUNA) -- An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld death sentences against 20 convicts for an attack on a police station that killed 15 people, including 11 police officers. The Cairo Criminal Court also sentenced 80 people to life in prison and 33 others to 15 years in jail, while one minor was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 21 people were acquitted. As per investigations by the Egyptian court, the defendants are convicted of terrorism, manslaughter, robbery and vandalism. Assailants fired rocket-propelled grenades at a police station in the Egyptian village of Kerdasa, near the pyramids of Giza in August 2013, before burning the building down. (end) asm.nam

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Date:Jul 2, 2017
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