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11 Apr
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Egypt. Court sentences 36 to death for church attacks

11 April 2018: a Cairo military court sentenced 36 people to death over their involvement in attacks against Coptic churches in Egypt. According to the lawyers, 48 people have been put on trial in connection with attacks on Coptic churches ...

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06 Apr
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Tunisia. Fakhri Landolsi sentenced to death in Qatar … his family calls on Tunisian authorities to intervene urgently

April 6, 2018 : the family of young Tunisian Fakhri Landolsi (from Kairouan) calls on the Tunisian authorities to intervene urgently to save their son sentenced to death in Qatar for murdering a foreign national. His mother, Wassila Landolsi, told ...

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04 Apr
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Tunisia. OCTT Annual Report 2017: 77 on death row

4 April 2018: speaking at a press conference in Tunis on the presentation of Organisation Against Torture in Tunisia’s 2017 annual report, OCTT vice-president, Chokri Letaief drew attention to the situation of 77 people sentenced to death in Tunisian prisons. ...

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01 Apr
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Egypt’s Court of Cassation upholds death sentence in killing of Alexandria liquor store owner

1 Apr 2018: Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Sunday upheld a death sentence for a man convicted of murdering Alexandria liquor store owner Youssef Lamei. The court’s decision confirmed the death sentence by rejecting an appeal from the 48-year-old man ...

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25 Mar
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Somalia. Military court sentences Al-Shabaab bomb expert to life in prison

25 March 2018: One Al-Shabaab militant was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday while two others were condemned to serve ten years jails terms after they were found guilty of being associated with the militant insurgent group. A Somali ...

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18 Mar
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Somalia. Clans secure peace with death sentences and hefty fines

18 March 2018: two rival Somali clans have signed up to a groundbreaking peace deal which aims to end the cycle of revenge killings. Following three weeks of mediation, the rival Sa’ad Yoonis and Ba’iido clans in the disputed Sanaag ...

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10 Mar
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Egypt. Court sentences 10 people to death in ‘Imbaba Terrorist cell’ case

10 March 2018: a Giza criminal court sentenced on Saturday 10 people to death in a case known in the media as the “Imbaba Terrorist Cell.” The court also sentenced five others to life imprisonment. Saturday’s sentence comes after a ...

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06 Mar
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Egypt to raise punishment for possessing explosives up to execution

6 March 2018: the Egyptian parliament approved on Tuesday a new draft law raising the punishment of possessing explosives up to execution when used in terrorist attacks, the parliament said in a statement. “Life imprisonment shall be the penalty inflicted ...

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06 Mar
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Tunisia extends the state of emergency for additional 7 months

6 March 2018: the Tunisian authorities decided yesterday to extend the state of emergency for another seven months, starting 12 March, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting a statement by the Tunisian presidency office. “Following consultations with Prime Minister Yusuf Al-Shahid and ...

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22 Feb
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Egypt. Sentenced 21 defendants to death over “Damietta terrorist cell”

22 February 2018: a Cairo criminal court, headed by Chancellor Shabeb Al-Damarany, sentenced 21 defendants to death in the case known publicly by “Damietta terrorist cell”. Moreover, the court sentenced 4 defendants to life in prison, and 3 others to 15 ...

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