Na­bil Sadek refers 30 de­fen­dants to crim­i­nal court on ter­ror charges

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Prose­cu­tor Gen­eral Na­bil Sadek or­dered the re­fer­ral of 30 de­fen­dants to the State Se­cu­rity Crim­i­nal Court on ter­ror-re­lated charges.

The de­fen­dants are ac­cused of form­ing a ter­ror­ist group em­brac­ing the ideas of the Is­lamic State group (IS) and fi­nanc­ing it with money, weapons, and ex­plo­sives, as well as pro­vid­ing its mem­bers with in­for­ma­tion and safe havens.

The State Se­cu­rity Pros­e­cu­tion con­ducted in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the case and de­cided ear­lier to ar­rest the ac­cused be­fore they were able to tar­get a church in Asafra, Alexandria.

Ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tions, the group was plan­ning to tar­get churches, Cop­tic ci­ti­zens, and vi­tal build­ings, and they re­ceived train­ing in camps af­fil­i­ated with IS in Syria and Libya.

In Novem­ber 2017, the prose­cu­tor gen­eral also re­ferred 10 de­fen­dants to the State Se­cu­rity Crim­i­nal Court for the same charges, in ad­di­tion to at­tempts of mur­der­ing Chris­tian ci­ti­zens, as well as theft of a Chris­tianowned shop, a mo­tor­cy­cle, and weapons pos­sessed by police.

Dur­ing the re­cent pe­riod,a num­ber of ter­ror at­tacks were car­ried out against Copts and se­cu­rity per­son­nel, re­sult­ing in the deaths of dozens of vic­tims.

Also,par­lia­ment has ap­plied amend­ments to laws re­lated to ter­ror­ism­re­lated cases and started, a few months ago, dis­cussing amend­ments to the Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dures Law for more swift and fair jus­tice.

Prose­cu­tor Gen­eral Na­bil Sadek

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