14 sentenced to hang over Egypt revenge killing

2014-03-10 15:15

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 14 men to be hanged for the revenge killing of a merchant and his daughter in a village north of Cairo, local media reported.

The court found the 14, from two families in the village of Miet Hashim, guilty of breaking into the man's home in 2010 and slaying him and his daughter, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported online.

The attack was in revenge for the killing of a relative of the offenders days earlier, the newspaper said, adding that a feud between the three families had been going on for five years.

 The sentences must be approved by the Grand Mufti, Egypt's head of Islamic jurisprudence, and may be appealed.

Egyptian law provides for the death penalty for murder, rape, drug smuggling and terrorism offences.

Courts handed down 91 death sentences in 2013, according to Amnesty International. Hangings are not announced and figures for the numbers executed are not released.











Read more on:    amnesty international  |  egypt  |  north africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may feel the urge to merge, but it may be better to escape into a tranquil and quiet setting and connect with your personal...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.