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Egypt court sentences 10 people to death in 'Imbaba Terrorist cell' case

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Mar 2018
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A Giza criminal court sentenced on Saturday 10 people to death in a case known in the media as the “Imbaba Terrorist Cell.”

The court also sentenced five others to life imprisonment.

Saturday’s sentence comes after a preliminary death sentence issued by the court in late January pending the Grand Mufti’s non-binding opinion.

Referring death sentences to the Grand Mufti is a legal requirement before the sentenced is finalised, although the Mufti’s religious opinion is not binding.

The defendants were being tried for establishing an outlawed group from 2013 till March 2015 with the aim of attacking state institutions, harming national unity, targeting Copts, disturbing public order, endangering society, attacking police and security forces, and possessing unlicensed arms.

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