An Aswan military court sentenced five people to seven years in prison for destroying electricity pylons in Aswan earlier Wednesday.
Another 10 people were sentenced to life in prison in absentia. Egyptian law stipulates that defendants found guilty in absentia recieve the maximum sentence.
The defendants were accused of destroying electricity pylons in an Aswan village in April 2015.
In May 2015, security forces arrested five people on charges of forming a terrorist cell that targeted electricity pylons and police stations