CAIRO: Two years since the beginning of the infamous Torbiny trial involving the rape and murder of over 20 street children, an Egyptian appeals court upheld a Tanta criminal court’s initial verdict, sentencing the two main defendants to death.
Ramadan Abdel Rahman (aka Al-Torbini) and Farag Al-Sayed (aka Hanata) were both sentenced to death for murdering their rape victims by throwing them off moving trains.
The five others implicated in the case received severe jail sentences ranging between 18 to 45 years.
In October 2008 the Tanta criminal court had sentenced the two to death.
On Monday, the appeals court confirmed the verdict, closing one of the most brutal cases of murder ever witnessed in Egypt.