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Egypt Executes 11 Convicted of Murder
By Staff, Agencies
Egyptian authorities on Tuesday executed 11 people convicted of murder, a security source said, in the latest cases of what rights campaigners have labelled "a horrifying execution spree".
Capital punishment for civilian convicts in Egypt, the most populous Arab country, is carried out by hanging.
"Eleven people were executed at Borg al-Arab prison" near the city of Alexandria, the security source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.