Egypt to execute four people over nightclub arson attack


Prison authorities in Egypt have sentenced four people over the burning of a nightclub in the Agouza neighbourhood located in the country’s western province of Giza.

Security sources said that the ruling was carried out by the Giza Criminal Court.

It added that it was made against “Mohamed Emad Mohamed, Mohamed Abdelrahaman Zaki, Mohamed Gamal and Mohamed Saeed.”

The case dates back to late 2018, when the defendants burned the nightclub, dubbed Bar Al-Sayyed, acting out revenge against the owners who had evicted them from the club.

The attack left 17 people dead, most of whom were workers.

In June 2019, the Court of Cassation upheld the Giza court’s ruling, making it a final non-appealable verdict.

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