Egypt court sentences 12 IS supporters to death

An Egyptian court sentenced to death 12 members of the Islamic State group for planning attacks against police and soldiersAn Egyptian court sentenced to death 12 members of the Islamic State group Thursday for planning attacks against police and soldiers in the country, a judicial official said. In Egypt, death sentences are forwarded to the country’s grand mufti, the official interpreter of Islamic law, who then issues a non-binding opinion. The sentences issued will either be confirmed or commuted on September 12 by the court in the northern province of Sharkia, a court official said.

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