Convicted terrorist with links to Islamic State group sentenced to life by Cairo court

A criminal court in Cairo has sentenced Ahmed Galal El-Bakry, a defendant charged with having links to the Islamic State terrorist group, to life in prison.

Defendants in the case, which dates back to 2015, were charged with joining an illegal group, communicating with the Islamic State terrorist group and assaulting public and private properties.

In 2019, the Court of Cassation, whose rulings are final and unappealable, rejected an appeal by eight defendants in the...