Egypt's Cassation Court places 135 defendants on terror list in 'Helwan Brigades' terror case

Ahram Online , Ahram Online , Tuesday 15 May 2018

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Egyptian Court of Cassation (Photo: Ahram)

Egypt's Cassation Court on Tuesday placed 135 defendants on the country's terror list for a three-year term in the trial known in the media as the "Helwan Brigades" case.

The court rejected the defendants' appeals to an earlier 2016 ruling placing them on the list. 

The Helwan Brigades is an Egyptian terror group that first appeared in a video published and circulated on social media networks in 2014, in which self-declared members called for attacks on police facilities in south Cairo.

Egypt's terror list contains over 1,500 names, including top leaders of the 2013 banned and terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood organization.

Under the country’s anti-terrorism law, any person placed on the terror list is subject to a travel ban and having their assets frozen.

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