Egypt's Interior Ministry says a man has been executed by hanging after being convicted of murder last year, the
first announcement of an execution connected to violence that followed the ouster of an Islamist president in 2013.
The ministry said in a statement Saturday that Mahmoud Ramadan was behind the deaths of a young man and a child who were thrown off a roof. Authorities say it happened in Alexandria while supporters of Mohammed Morsi were rioting.
Another man was also sentenced to death for the killings, which happened two days after Morsi's July 3, 2013 overthrow. Footage repeatedly aired on national television showed one of the men roaming the roof raising a black flag often used by militants. At least 16 others were also killed in Alexandria that day.