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Egypt: Owner of sunken ferry sentenced to 7 years

 A relative of a victim weeps after the sentencing of Mamdouh Ismail, the owner of a ferry which sank three years ago killing more than 1,000 people, ...
 An Egyptian activist dressed as a pirate wears a slogan critical of  Mamdouh Ismail, the owner of a ferry which sank three years ago killing more tha...
 An Egyptian activist dressed as a pirate wears a slogan critical of  Mamdouh Ismail, the owner of a ferry which sank three years ago killing more tha...

EGYPT Sunken Ferry

A relative of a victim weeps after the sentencing of Mamdouh Ismail, the owner of a ferry which sank three years ago killing more than 1,000 people, ...

EGYPT Sunken Ferry

An Egyptian activist dressed as a pirate wears a slogan critical of Mamdouh Ismail, the owner of a ferry which sank three years ago killing more tha...

EGYPT Sunken Ferry

An Egyptian activist dressed as a pirate wears a slogan critical of Mamdouh Ismail, the owner of a ferry which sank three years ago killing more tha...

An Egyptian appeals court has sentenced the owner of a ferry that sank two years ago, killing more than 1,000 people, to seven years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
The ruling on Wednesday overturns an earlier acquittal of Mamdouh Ismail. His acquittal outraged many in Egypt who believed the wealthy businessman was being protected by his political connections. Ismail is believed to be in Europe, and the sentence has been issued in absentia.
A court official says two other defendants received three years in prison, overturning earlier acquittals. They two have fled the country. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the press.
The ferry, Al-Salam Boccaccio 98, sank in 2006 in the Red Sea.


Updated : 2021-06-21 09:52 GMT+08:00