29 January – 4 February 2020: Egyptian court sentences Hisham al-Ashmawy to death

Feb 5, 2020 | Other Jihadi Actors

On 1 February, an Egyptian court sentenced former Egyptian special forces officer and alleged Islamist militant, Hisham al-Ashmawy, to death in relation to multiple terrorism convictions. Those charges include being involved in an attack in 2014 that left 22 military guards killed and a separate attempted assassination of the former Egyptian Minister of Interior in 2013. Al-Ashmawy was tried along with 36 others indicted on terrorism charges.