Six executed over military deaths
Published 17/05/2015 | 13:21
Six men sentenced to death by an Egyptian military court have been executed, according to a prison official.
The six men were convicted of killing two military officers in an hour-long battle with police, military and special forces during a raid on a suspected bomb factory north of Cairo in March 2014.
Judicial officials said they were also convicted of belonging to the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has since pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Amnesty International had called for a retrial in a civilian court, saying "at least three of the men were held in secret at the time of the crime they have been sentenced for".