EGYPT – Egypt: Man accused of IS Allegiance sentenced to death for killing Coptic Doctor

World Watch Monitor | Nov. 20, 2018

An Egyptian court sentenced a man to death last Saturday, 17 November, for the killing of an 80-year old Christian doctor in Cairo in September last year, reports The Associated Press.

The 40-year-old, whose identity remains undisclosed, entered the doctor’s office in the Egyptian capital pretending to be a patient, prosecutors said.

Once he was in the examination room, the defendant repeatedly stabbed the doctor and also turned on his assistant when she tried to intervene.

According to prosecutors, the man upheld the ideology of the Islamic State group, which in February 2017 had vowed to wipe out Egypt’s Coptic Christians and “liberate Cairo”.

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