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Egypt sentences to death suspect in Coptic priest's killing

CAIRO - An Egyptian court has convicted a suspect for killing a Coptic priest in a poor Cairo district last year and sentenced him to death.

 

The Cairo Criminal Court said the defendant, Ahmed Saeed, attacked the 40-year-old cleric, Samaan Shehata, with a knife in the city of al-Salam, northeast of Cairo in October. Another priest was wounded in the attack.

 

Monday's verdict can be appealed.

 


First published: 02.12.18, 13:40