26 August 2012

Egypt: 74 Convicts Sentenced to Suspended One-Year Jail Term in Saudi Embassy Case

Egypt's High State Security Court sentenced 74 convicts to a suspended one year jail term in the case of attacking the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Cairo and Giza security headquarters. It also sentenced Omar Afifi who is currently in the United States to five years in prison. The court said that trying Korany Mohamed al-Sayed is out of its jurisdiction because he is not 16 years old yet. It referred him to juvenile court. The court refused the civil lawsuit filed by the embassy of Saudi on legal grounds. There are 76 convicts in this case including former colonel Amr Afifi. The convicts face charges of attacking the Giza security headquarters and diplomatic buildings of the Saudi and Israeli embassies.

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