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Coptics’ murders: Court orders seven be executed, 10 to life sentence

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An Egyptian court has ordered for the execution of seven individuals and ruled life imprisonment for 10 others in a case on murdering Copt Egyptians in Libya.

At the last hearing, the court referred seven defendants to the mufti to take his opinion on terminating a terrorist cell belonging to ISIS in Mersa Matruh – a case known in the Media as “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Libya (ISILL).”

The court had also referred them to set the Saturday, 25 November session to finalize the verdict.

Also, the prosecution charged the accused with joining the terrorist cell in Mersa Matruh, following ISILL, joining the organization’s training camps in Libya and Syria, receiving military training, planning terrorist operations inside the country, possession of firearms and ammunition, inciting violence and the participation of a number of them in the slaughter of 21 Copts in the State of Libya.