EGYPT: Guilty

The trial of nine men accused of murdering Sir Lee Stack, Sirdar of the Anglo-Egyptian Army in the Sudan (TIME, Dec. 1 et seq.), was ended at Cairo.

Eight of the nine were condemned to death, were dragged from court shrieking and struggling. The ninth, chauffeur of the so-called "murder car," was sentenced to two years' hard labor.

Evidence against the prisoners was largely obtained through confessions and through one Neguib Helbawi, ex-convict who had joined the secret police to aid the investigation and who had received about $49,400 for his services.

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