Egypt executes nine men


Egypt has executed nine men convicted of killing the country’s public prosecutor, Hesham Barakat, in 2015.

The human rights group Amnesty International had appealed for a stay of execution saying the defendants’ confessions were made under duress.

Last year Egypt’s highest court upheld the death sentences on the nine men and commuted to life imprisonment the death sentences of six others.

Mr Barakat was killed when his convoy was hit by a car bomb blast in Cairo.