Court upholds life sentence against man for torching church
Egypt's Supreme judiciary court

CAIRO: The Giza Criminal Court upheld Saturday a life sentence handed to Ahmed Hassan for torching a church in Giza’s district of Kerdasa, Youm7 reported.

The court also fined Hassan 20,000 EGP ($2,500.)

In April, Hassan, along with 70 co-defendants were sentenced to life imprisonment for numerous violence-related charges committed in the wake of the deadly dispersal of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Rabaa al-Adaweya and al-Nahda squares in August 2013.

Fifty two of the defendants were sentenced in absentia while two juveniles were sentenced to 10 years in prison for charges of breaking into the Kerdasa’s Virgin Mary Church and torching it, joining an illegal group (the Muslim Brotherhood), possession of arms and ammunition and attempted murder, according to Youm7.

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