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Egyptian court adjourns retrial in jihadist case

Egyptian man who was convicted in the 1990s of terrorism offences by military court is being re-tried in front of civilian judge

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 29 May 2013
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An Egyptian criminal court ordered on Wednesday the release pending trial of Mohamed Ayoub, who is being retried on charges of membership of a jihadist group and terrorism-related offences.

Ayoub, who was a medical student at the time of the offences, was tried and convicted of the charges by a military court in the 1990s, and released after the January 25 revolution like many Islamist prisoners.

After Morsi took power, Ayoub was rearrested, to be retried in front of a civilian court.

The civil court has postponed the case to 22 December.

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