An Egyptian rights lawyer says a military court has sentenced Seventeen lslamic militants to death for involvement in deadly attacks on Christians
Khaled el-Masry said on Thursday that the court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria also issued life sentences to nineteen defendants and sent nine to 15 years in prison.
El-Masry says military prosecutors had accused the defendant of belonging to Islamic state group and plotting attacks against Christian churches and security forces . The verdict can be appealed .
Amnesty International condemned the verdict as the result of a “grossly unfair military trial”