So, a Local Texas Dem Got Engulfed in a Jussie Smollett-Style Fiasco
Gretchen Whitmer Seems to Have Audio Issues Any Time She's Pressed by the...
NYT Opinion Writer: 'What Have We Liberals Done to the West Coast?'
Joe Biden Reminds Us to Buy Guns and Ammunition
Why Biden's Staff Might Be Supremely Irritated With Obama Right Now
Who Is 'Wanda The Stuffer'? And Why Did She Get Arrested.
I Can’t Stand These Democrats, Part 4
The Climate Movement Cannibalizes Itself
FAA Is Investigating Another Safety Concern That's Been Raised With Boeing and Airbus...
Bidens Would Face Lawsuits Over These Incidents 'If This Were Any Other Family'
President Benedict Arnold
The Need for the Electoral College As Illustrated by Baseball
Morning Joe Has Become America's Baghdad Bob
The Losses Can Never Fully Be Calculated
Do Daddies Really Matter Within America’s Court System?
Tipsheet

Two Al-Jazeera Employees Sentenced to Death in Egypt

The Egyptian court system sentenced six people to death on Saturday, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for distributing documents related to national security to Qatar during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Advertisement

Morsi, the case's top defendant, and two of his aides were also sentenced to 25 years in prison. Morsi and his secretary, Amin el-Sirafy, received an additional 15-year sentence for a lesser crime. El-Sirafy's daughter, Karima, was also sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Morsi, who was overthrown by the military in July 2013, has already been sentenced to death in another case. That death sentence and another two -- life and 20 years in prison -- are under appeal.

The two Al-Jazeera employees -- identified by the judge as news producer Alaa Omar Mohammed and news editor Ibrahim Mohammed Hilal -- were sentenced to death but can appeal the sentence.

Egypt's relationship with Qatar has been less than cordial over the years.  Ever since Morsi was overthrown, Qatar lost many of the financial benefits that connected the two countries. 

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement