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Court Sentences Suspected Extremists

Thu., June 1, 1995

A military court made judgments on 42 suspected extremists charged with belonging to the Jihad, the outlawed group responsible for assassinating President Anwar Sadat in 1981.

Two men were sentenced to death, 28 to prison terms up to life and 12 were acquitted of attempting to overthrow the government, in judgments considered comparatively lenient. The military prosecutors had requested death penalties for eight of the suspects, all of whom pleaded innocent.


 
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