4 sentenced to death for rape

Egypt's Court of Cassation sentenced on Thursday four defendants convicted of rape to death in an incident which dates back to 2006.

The court sentenced five other defendants in the same case to life in prison. The tenth defendant in the case, a juvenile, was sentenced 15 years in prison.

The 10 defendants are accused of kidnapping a woman from the governorate of Kafr El-Sheikh and raping her in 2006.

The defendants had already appealed their sentences before, which makes Thursday's death sentences final.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which ruled Egypt since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 until the inauguration of ousted President Mohamed Mursi in June 2012, issued a decree in April 2011 maximising the penalty of rape to include the death sentence.

This content is from :Aswat Masriya


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