Egypt court sentences 11 defendants to 10 years for ties to Daesh terrorist group

Ahram Online , Wednesday 27 Dec 2017

A criminal court in Egypt’s Sharqiya governorate issued on Wednesday 10-year prison sentences against 11 people for joining a group with ties to the terrorist organisation Daesh.

In 2015, the prosecution charged the defendants with communicating with the terrorist group, plotting to undergo advanced military trainings abroad and carry out terrorist attacks against vital facilities in Egypt.

The defendants can appeal the sentence.

Over the past three years, Egyptian authorities have arrested and charged a number of people in the Nile Delta governorate with being members of terrorist cells with ties to Daesh, and plotting attacks in the country.

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