Egypt Independent

Eight lawyers sentenced to life for assaulting judge



A criminal court in the Upper Egyptian province of Minya sentenced eight lawyers on Sunday to life in prison for assaulting a district court judge.
 
The same court sentenced a ninth defendant to three years in prison, while 13 others were acquitted.
 
The defendants had been referred to trial over charges of “insulting the judiciary” after storming the courtroom during a 2013 session presided by the judge, preventing him from running the session.
 
The clash occurred after the judge had engaged in a verbal altercation with a lawyer.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm