Egypt sentences 10 to hang for gang-rape

CAIRO, March 4, 2009 (AFP) - An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced 10 men to death by hanging for gang-raping a woman, a judicial official said.
The men kidnapped the 18-year-old newly-wed two years ago and raped her, the official said.
The court in the northern province of Kafr el-Sheikh also sentenced a 15-year-old boy who took part in the assault to 15 years in jail.

According to the rights group Amnesty International, the African continent is largely free of executions, with Egypt among only seven African Union member states known to have carried out executions in 2007.

Wednesday, March 4th 2009

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