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12 sentenced to death, 140 to life in prison over 2013 Minya riots

Minya Criminal Court sentenced 12 defendants to death, 140 others to life imprisonment, including 9 in absentia, and two to 10 years for storming the Matay police station and killing Brigadier Mostafa al-Attar in August 2013, during riots that followed the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and al-Nahda sit-ins.

40 civilians referred to military trial in Minya

Forty people were referred to military court in the southern city of Minya, 25 of whom are to be tried in absentia, according to comments Khalid al-Komy, the defendants’ lawyer, gave to al-Masry al-Youm. The first court session is scheduled for August 8, the military prosecution announced on Thursday.

Egypt cites ‘self-defense’ for Libya strikes to UN Security Council

Egypt officially notified the UN Security Council of its air strikes on extremist strongholds in Libya on Saturday, citing Article 51 of the UN charter – the right to self-defense after armed attacks occur.