An Egyptian Islamist was sentenced in Cairo Monday to 25 years in prison with hard labor for "murder and terrorism" after a trial, which effectively lasted less than four hours, court sources said.
The High State Security Court convicted Mahmud al-Fuli, a member of the Jamaa Islamiya (Islamic Group), of the "crimes of murder and terrorism during the period between 1993 and 2001" in several areas of Egypt, the sources said, according to AFP. It handed down a life sentence, which amounts to 25 years in Egypt, they added.
Judge Mohsen Sobhi delivered the verdict after a single hearing in which he heard the prosecutor's allegations and the arguments from the defense. (Albawaba.com)
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