Emergency State Security Court sentences man to death in 'Daesh Al-Omraniya Cell' case over terror charges

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 7 Feb 2023

A High Emergency State Security Court sentenced on Tuesday a man to death and 11 others to life in prison over various terror charges in the 2017 case dubbed by the media as the 'Daesh Al-Omraniya cell case'.

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A view of the High Court of Justice in Cairo, Egypt (Reuters)


A life in jail sentence carries 25 years in prison per the penal code.

The court sentenced six other defendants in the case to 10 and 15 years in prison.

It also acquitted four other defendants.

The Prosecution had accused the first two defendants in the case of assuming the leadership of a terrorist group from the year 2015 to 2019, endangering social peace, obstructing government administration, destruction of public property, planning to hijack police vehicles and kill police personnel as well as possessing firearms.

It accused other defendants of joining a terrorist group, attempting to kill police officers and personnel and destroy public property, as well as possessing firearms.

Today's verdict has to be ratified by the president per the penal code.

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