Egypt court signals death penalty for 7 jihadists in Sinai case

October 14, 2014 23:00

CAIRO - An Egyptian court has recommended death sentences for seven men, including a prominent Islamist militant, charged with killing 25 policemen last year in an attack near the border with Israel, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

He said the court had referred the case to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's highest Muslim authority, whose opinion is typically sought on capital punishment but whose decision can be disregarded."The court decided by consensus to send the case to the Grand Mufti," he told Reuters.

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