Egypt court sentences man to six-month in prison for killing cat intentionally

Ahram Online , Saturday 18 Mar 2023

A man was sentenced by a Misdemeanor Court on Saturday to six months in prison for killing a cat intentionally earlier this month.

ُEgypt s High Court of Justice
ُEgypt s High Court of Justice in Cairo. Photo: Wikipedia commons


The case started after a woman lodged a complaint against an employee at a popular restaurant in Downtown Cairo, accusing him of deliberately killing a cat on 5 March.

The court found the defendant guilty after reviewing CCTV footage from the street a s well as hearing the testimony of witnesses who said they saw defendant throw the stray cat in front of a moving car.

The court handed down the maximum penalty of six months in prison to the defendant under Article 357 of the country's Penal Code, which criminalises killing or causing serious harm to animals intentionally. 

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