Three Sinai bombers face death sentences
An Egyptian state security court sentenced 10 men to between five years and life in prison on Thursday for their role in attacks at tourist resorts on the Sinai coast that killed more than 100 people.
According to Reuters, the court in the town of Ismailia also confirmed death sentences against three men convicted of organizing the three attacks between October 2004 and April 2006. The confirmation was a formality after the mufti of Egypt gave his approval to the death sentences.
The 10 defendants faced charges of murder, attempted murder, belonging to a terrorist group, possession of explosives and weapons, damaging public property and sheltering criminals. They had pleaded not guilty.
After a judge read the verdicts they reacted with slogans denouncing the United States and Israel.