Egypt Condemns Seven To Death Over IS Links, Beheadings
Sep 17 2017
An Egyptian court has sentenced seven people to death over links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in Libya.
Egypt's Court of Cassation on Saturday reduced Mursi's sentence in the Qatar case to 25 years in its final ruling, from an original 40 years.
Death sentences in Egypt are subject to review by the country's mufti as the official interpreter of Islamic law, although his verdict is not legally binding.
The court of cassation upheld a life sentence first passed in June 2016 on the charge of leading an illegal group but threw out a 15-year sentence on the charge of having stolen secret documents, his lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsud told AFP.
The documents allegedly include information on general and military intelligence, armed forces and state policy secrets which harm the national security.