CAIRO: The Alexandria Criminal Court upheld on Monday the death penalty that was given in an earlier session to Mahmoud Hassan for throwing a teenage boy off a rooftop in Alexandria’s district of Sidi Gaber in July 2013, Al-Ahram reported.
The court also handed 25-year imprisonment sentence to 15 defendants, including Abdullah Al-Ahmady, who was sentenced along with Hassan a death penalty in an earlier session.
On March 29, the Alexandria Criminal Court referred Hassan and Al-Ahmady to the Grand Mufti of Al-Azhar to approve the death penalty sentence. They were accused of killing a teenage boy during the clashes in Sidi Gaber following the deadly dispersal of the Muslim Brotherhood’s sit-ins at Rabaa Al-Adawya and Al Nahda squares on August 14, 2013.
The court also sentenced 10 co-defendants to 15 years of imprisonment and sentenced other 35 defendants to 10 years of imprisonment.
Following the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, the Brotherhood called for nationwide marches on Friday July 5.
There were severe clashes that day 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 18 deaths and over 200 injured, according to Youm7.
On July 8, Attorney General Hisham Barakat sentenced 56 suspects to four days of detention pending investigations over the deadly clashes, according to The Cairo Post.
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.