ALEXANDRIA, Egypt: The Alexandria Criminal Court sentenced two men to death Saturday for throwing a teenage boy off a rooftop in Alexandria’s district of Sidi Gaber in July, reported Youm7.
The court referred the two defendants, Mahmoud Hassan Ramadan and Mohamed Shahtout, to the grand mufti of Al-Azhar to approve the sentence and postponed the trial of 60 other defendants to May 19.
Ramadan and Shahtout were captured on video waving an Al-Qaeda banner before throwing a teenage boy off a rooftop in Alexandria’s Sidi Gaber district, following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi.
Following the July 3 ouster, the Brotherhood called for nationwide marches on Friday July 5. That day, there were severe clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protestors, as well as between Brotherhood supporters and security forces in Cairo, Alexandria, Minya, Fayoum, and other governorates.
The clashes resulted in 20 deaths and over 300 injured, and July 8, Attorney General Hisham Barakat sentenced 56 suspects to four days detention pending investigations over the deadly clashes, according to the state-run news agency MENA.
On Aug. 26, Barakat referred 62 pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Alexandria to the criminal court over charges of murder, attempted murder, inciting violence, harming national security, and possession of arms.