Giza Court sentences 6 to death in the 2016 Three Pyramids Hotel terrorist attack

Ahram Online , Saturday 12 Oct 2019

The Giza Criminal Court sentenced six defendants to death on terror-related charges on Saturday in the case of the 2016 terrorist attack on the Three Pyramids Hotel.

Eight other defendants received life sentences, and 12 juveniles received 10-year imprisonment.

The sentences can be appealed.

The prosecution accused the defendants of playing leading roles in an outlawed terrorist group between mid-2015 and February 2016, providing it with weapons and money.

They were also accused of attacking the Three Pyramids Hotel, illegal disposition of firearms and ammunition, using force with police, and vandalising public property.

The prosecution charged the defendants with "the formation of a terrorist organisation, membership in a group established in violation of the provisions of the law and the constitution and that aims to disrupt state institutions and operations of public authorities."

The prosecution also charged them with "establishing special operations committees for the Muslim Brotherhood in Giza that use terrorism as a means to forcibly change the governing regime, and to launch attacks on individuals as well as public and tourist facilities."

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