Egyptian Judiciary Issues Sentences in al-Haram Violent Acts

Sunday, 25 August, 2019 - 11:15
Cairo - Waleed Abdul Rahman

The Cairo Criminal Court issued a 5-year sentence against one defendant and released 3 others in the retrial of violent acts case at Al-Haram suburb in Giza.

The Public Prosecution charged the defendants with possessing firearms, attacking public and private properties, protesting without permission, holding the intention to kill and join a group that was established contrary to the law.

The same court decided on Saturday to postpone the trial of 47 defendants in the case of storming El Tebeen Police Department on Sep. 15. The Appellate court (the highest judicial authority in the country) abolished on July 5 the sentences against them and decided on a retrial.

On Nov. 5, 2016, the Court issued 15 years in prison sentence against 21 defendants, 10 years in prison to 15 defendants and 7 years to 11 others.

They were all fined to around EGP10 million and will be under the police supervision after concluding the sentence duration.

The Public Prosecution accused them of causing chaos, crowding and intending to kill several officers and members of El Tebeen Police Department as well as setting fire to the department, burning its possessions, attempting to smuggle prisoners, possessing fire and cold arms and joining a group contrary to the law.

Attorney General Nabil Ahmed Sadek ordered referring 11 suspects to the criminal court in the case of Mar-Mina Church attack in Halwan district on the outskirts of Cairo. They were accused of establishing and joining a takfiri group, funding its members, and killing 10 citizens including police officers.

Meanwhile, the trial of 9 suspects was delayed in the case of violence around buildings of the parliament, the cabinet, the Shura Council and the Egyptian Scientific Institute in Cairo.

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