CAIRO: The death sentences of 150 defendants accused of attacking a Kerdasa police station in Giza were revoked by the Cassation Court Wednesday, Youm7 reported.
A total of 183 people were sentenced to death in February 2015 for storming the police station in August 2013, killing and mutilating the bodies of 11 police officers, and torching police property.
The case is known in the local media as the “Kerdasa massacre;” Kerdasa is a blue-collar town in Giza that is considered a stronghold for the Muslim Brotherhood.
The incidents took place after the violent dispersal of the pro-Brotherhood sit-ins of Rabaa and Nahda squares.
Hundreds of Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death in the aftermath of President Mohamed Morsi’s 2013 ouster over bloody attacks against the police and Christians. Since the initial verdicts, however, the Cassation Court has revoked many of such sentences and orders retrials.