An Egyptian court sentenced eight persons to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced eight persons to death over charges of breaking into a police station in 2013, the media reported.

The defendants were convicted of assaulting a government institution, setting it ablaze, wounding 19 policemen and civilians, and burning 20 police and three private cars, Xinhua news agency reported.

The court referred the sentence to Grand Muft who will give the religious judgment of all preliminary death sentences.

The court will give its final sentence against other 60 accused with the same charges in October.

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