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Egypt: Court to Rule on Appeals of 20 Blacklisted Terrorists in April

Egypt: Court to Rule on Appeals of 20 Blacklisted Terrorists in April

Sunday, 24 March, 2019 - 12:00
Egypt’s High Court in downtown Cairo on January 1, 2015. (AFP)

The Court of Cassation in Egypt has determined the session of April 27 a date to issue ruling on appeals of 20 (including four women) over listing their names on the terrorism list. The court heard the appeal of the charged on Saturday in the case number 444 / 2018.

By virtue of the listing, these individuals’ funds would be frozen, they would be banned from travel, their passports would be revoked, and they would lose the good reputation condition required when applying for jobs.

In another context, the Cairo Criminal Court deferred the trial of 213 accused of belonging to terrorist ISIS Sinai to March 30. Among the charges is a plot to assassinate former Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim.

The indictment dealt with more than 54 terrorist crimes including assassinations of officers and the assassination attempt of the former interior minister in addition to bombing security facilities in several provinces.

The Public Prosecution stated that the defendants “received military training at camps of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement) and that the group’s leader Mohammed Farij Ziadeh had communicated with al-Qaeda operatives and plotted to target ships crossing the Suez Canal, especially those belonging to the United States.”

The defendants are also accused of joining a terrorist group aimed at disrupting the country's national security and public order, collaborating with a foreign organization to sabotage state institutions, and of illegal possession of arms and ammunition.

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