Egypt's Court of Cassation orders retrial of 18 defendants in 'Nasr City terrorism case'

Ahram Online , Monday 25 Dec 2017

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Egypt's Court of Cassation (Photo: Ahram)

Egypt's Court of Cassation has overturned on Sunday prison sentences ranging from life to seven-to-ten years for 18 defendants convicted in the 2012 case commonly known as "Nasr City Terrorist cell," ordering a retrial.

In its ruling on Sunday, the court overturned the defendants' 2014 convictions on a range of crimes, including forming an illegal group and orchestrating terrorist attacks against Christians, security forces and vital state institutions.

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