The Cairo criminal court sentenced to death by hanging Ahmad said, earlier convicted of the murder of a Coptic priest Adobe Sejati. The defendant has the opportunity to challenge the sentence.
In accordance with the procedure, a warrant for the enforcement of sentences given by the Supreme mufti of Egypt.
12 Oct 2017 Ahmad was arrested shortly after with a knife attacked a 40-year-old priest, going in and out of the car. The victim tried to flee, but the attacker caught her and inflicted multiple stab wounds. To arrest it helped surveillance cameras.
Despite the fact that the court failed to establish the identity of said to the «Islamic state», the terrorist group responsible for most attacks on Copts.
The last major terrorist attack against Egyptian Christians in may 2017. Then, the jihadists attacked a bus with pilgrims, bound for a monastery in Minya governorate. 28 people died.