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Sunday 30 April 2017

Egypt

Court starts Damietta terrorist cell trial

Thursday 20/April/2017 - 02:04 PM
Sada El Balad
By Alaa Turki
Cairo Criminal Court began Thursday the trial of 12 defendants over the case known in the media as the Damietta terrorist cell.

The defendants face charges of joining a terrorist group established contrary to the provisions of the law، blocking the constitution and preventing state institutions from carrying out their work.

They are also accused of targeting public and private properties، planning to assassinate army and police officers and disturbing public peace.

Meanwhile، a court in Cairo has sentenced five Muslim Brotherhood defendants to life in prison and 15 others to different prison terms over violence-related charges.

The defendants were found guilty for staging violence in Imbaba district، Giza and unlicensed protesting.

Unlicensed protesting has been criminalized in Egypt since late 2013 following a series of terror attacks by the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

Egypt has seen a wave of violence following the ouster of former MB President Mohamed Morsi amid mass street protests in mid-2013.

A string of attacks targeted the army and police personnel، particularly in the Sinai Peninsula، claiming hundreds of lives.

The military has launched a severe crackdown over terror groups in the restive peninsula، killing hundreds of militants and destroying their bastions.

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