Egypt court sentences 14 Islamists to death

A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced 14 Islamists to death, after convicting them of attacking a police station and a bank last year.

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2012, 11:14 AM IST

Cairo: A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced 14 Islamists -- members of the Tawhid and Jihad movement -- to death, after convicting them of attacking a police station and a bank last year, Xinhua reported.

The Criminal Court in Ismailia issued death sentences to 14 out of 25 accused.

They were convicted of attacking the Arish police station and breaking into an Alexandria Bank branch in North Sinai in June-July last year, and killing seven officers and soldiers.

The verdict for the other 11 accused will be announced in a court session on September 24.

The Tawhid and Jihad is a hard-line extremist movement.

IANS