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9 defendants executed over Hesham Barakat assassination Case: Judicial sources

Wednesday 20/February/2019 - 12:09 PM
Late Public prosecutor:
Late Public prosecutor: Hesham Barakat
Edited By: Nada Moustafa
The nine defendants who are convicted of late public prosecutor، Hesham Barakat’s assassination، have been executed، Judicial sources revealed.

The defendants are; Ahmed Taha، Abul Qasem Ahmed، Ahmed Gamal Hegazy، Mahmoud Al-Ahmdy، Abu Bakr Al-Said، Abdul Rahman Suliman، Ahmed Mahrous Sayed، and Islam Mohamed.

Noteworthy، Barakat was killed on June 29، 2015 after a bomb targeted his motorcade.

His assassination made him the most senior state official killed since militant attacks surged in Egypt in mid-2013، when former president Mohamed Mursi، who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood، was ousted by the military following mass protests against his rule.

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