Egypt Court Sentences 24 Muslim Brotherhood Members to Death

An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for the killing of police officers in two separate cases; a judicial source told Agence France Presse.

The Damanhour Criminal Court; north of the capital Cairo; convicted the group of several crimes; also including the bombing of a bus transporting police officers in the coastal Beheira governorate in 2015.

The attack killed three policemen and wounded scores of others.

The other case; also comprised of Brotherhood members and tried by the same court; was also over the killing of a policeman in 2014.

Eight of the 24 accused were tried in absentia.