Last Update 21:58
Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Egyptian court issues preliminary death sentence against 7 members of Matrouh 'Libya terrorist cell'

The defendants are charged with joining a terrorist cell in Egypt's governorate of Marsa Matrouh affiliated with the Libya Daesh militant group

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 16 Sep 2017
Libya terrorist cell
Cairo Criminal Court sentence seven members of “Libya terrorist cell” to death (Photo : Ahram Arabic Gate)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3796
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3796

Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Saturday seven members of what is known in the media as the “Libya terrorist cell” to death on a number of terror-related charges.

The court’s preliminary verdict is scheduled to be referred to the country’s Grand Mufti for a consultative non-binding opinion, as per Egypt’s penal code.

The court also ordered to adjourn the verdict on other 13 defendants in that case to 25 November.

The defendants are charged with joining a terrorist cell in Egypt's governorate of Marsa Matrouh affiliated with the Libya Daesh militant group.

The defendants are also charged with joining training camps of the terrorist group in Syria and Libya, and obtaining military training, as well as planning terrorist acts in Egypt.

According to the court order, the defendants committed their alleged crimes between the years 2012 and 2016 in Matrouh, Cairo and Alexandria governorates in Egypt, and outside Egypt also.

The defendants are also charged with participating in the beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya.

In February 2015, 21 Egyptian Copts were slaughtered in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte by Daesh militants.

In 2015, the defendants were arrested in Hamam City in Matrouh governorate and accused of conducting attacks on a police station and vital establishments in the city.

In November 2016, the case was referred to court, after the State Security Prosecution revealed the defendants were also involved in attacks on Christians in their governorate, as well as hiding and training seven German citizens who were planning to join Libya's Daesh.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.