CAIRO: A military court in Alexandria sentenced seven defendants accused of involvement in a Kafr el-Sheikh bombing that killed three military cadets in April 2015, Youm7 reported.
In the same case, five others were sentenced to life, two received 15-year sentences, two others had three years; six of the defendants were tried in absentia. They were all accused of premeditated murder.
The court issued a preliminary death sentence to the seven defendants in February 2016. The sentences were referred to the Grand Mufti who upheld them. The Mufti’s opinion is not binding, but is a necessary legal procedure in death penalty cases.
The blast took place outside the Kafr el-Sheikh Stadium in Delta when the students were waiting for their bus.