71 Egypt Islamists Get Life Sentences for Torching Christian Church in Egypt

According to the state news report, 71 people had been sentenced to life prison by the criminal court on Wednesday for their role in August 2013 burning of a Christian church in the Giza province village of Kafr Hakim.

According to the penal code, sentenced to life means, 25 years in jail. Still an appeal can be made by the defendants against the verdict. They had been charged multiple charges, including fomenting chaos, torching the church and preventing local civilians from putting out the fire.

They were also been charged for occupying bladed weapons and explosives and even for blocking roads, opposing authorities and for belonging to an illegal group.

Despite of those who were sentenced to life prison, two suspects who were minors were also been sentenced to 10 years in prison and were also fined 10,000 Egyptian pounds which is about $1,300, as reported by Egypt`s official Egynews.

As per the reporters, on 14th August 2013, when the violence was launched in the town of Kerdasa, the Copic church was set on fire and the police station was also attacked.

As told to the Reuters news agency by Hny al Sayed,

“Even the church`s priest said he didn`t see any of the defendants after the incident.”

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