35 sentenced to death in absentia

CAIRO: Thirty-five persons accused of attacking and killing police officers in Giza’s Kerdasa station were sentenced to death in absentia Monday afternoon, Youm7 reported.

The original sentence was passed Dec. 3, and was referred to the Grand Mufti for an advisory opinion.

In absentia cases, once suspects are captured a retrial takes place with them physically present.

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