Ter­ror cell con­vic­tions

Hawke's Bay Today - - World -

An Egyp­tian court has con­victed 65 sus­pected mil­i­tants of set­ting up a ter­ror­ist group and declar­ing al­le­giance to the ex­trem­ist Is­lamic State group, sen­tenc­ing 18 of them to life in prison. Yes­ter­day’s ver­dict by a Cairo crim­i­nal court also sen­tenced 41 peo­ple to 15 years in prison and six more to five years. Two de­fen­dants were ac­quit­ted. The pros­e­cu­tors said the group set up cells in six provinces and mem­bers re­ceived train­ing on firearms and ex­plo­sives.

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