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Cairo Criminal Court sentences one to death, four to life over terrorism charges

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 3 Mar 2019
Cairo
A view of the High Court of Justice in Cairo, Egypt (Reuters)
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The terrorism circuit at Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Sunday one to death four others to life in prison in the case known in the media as the "October Terrorist Cell" over murder and terrorism related charges.

The prosecution had charged the defendants with premeditated muder, attempted murder, joining an outlawed group and plotting violent acts in 2013 and 2014 with the aim of preventing state institutions from fulfilling their duties.

The men were convicted of killing a policeman and attempted murder of other police on guard at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Cairo's 6th of October City on the outskirts of Cairo.

Those convicted were also accused of assaulting members of the armed forces and the police, endangering the safety and security of the community, financing terrorist groups, and obtaining illegal firearms and ammunition.

The verdicts can be appealed.

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