Egypt court sentences 12 Morsi supporters to death

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Cairo: An Egyptian court sentenced 12 more alleged supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death over killing a police major general last year.

The case dates back to Sep 19 when some 23 persons showered Nabil Farag, assistant to chief of Giza Security Headquarters in Kerdasa district, with bullets during a police raid on an Islamist hideout, leaving nine other policemen injured.

The dozen defendants were also charged with forming a terrorist group, assaulting police premises and targeting the churches and public buildings, in addition to disturbing public order. Eight of them are in custody, but four are still on the run.