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Egyptian court upholds life sentences for those convicted of plot to kill Sissi

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CAIRO — An Egyptian military court on Wednesday upheld life sentences for 32 people accused of plotting to kill President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and a former Saudi crown prince, their lawyer said.

The court “decided to reject all appeals” and uphold the verdict for all but two defendants, whose sentences were reduced to 15 years, Khaled al-Masry wrote on Facebook.

A life sentence in Egypt is capped at 25 years’ imprisonment.

The defendants were charged with setting up “terrorist cells” that committed crimes including planning to assassinate Sissi and Saudi Arabia’s former crown prince and interior minister, Mohammed bin Nayef.

Excerpts from a public prosecutor’s investigation in 2016 published in local media revealed the defendants were plotting to assassinate Sissi and the crown prince while........

© The Times of Israel

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