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Nasr City terrorist cell referred to Criminal Court

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The twenty-six defendants attempted to ‘overthrow the regime’

Prosecutor General Tala’at Abdallah referred 26 defendants, including one Tunisian, to the Criminal Court for “attempting to overthrow the regime”.

The case, commonly known as the Nasr City Cell case, started in October when security forces arrested members of the cell.

The defendants face charges of establishing a terrorist cell, attempting to overthrow the regime, and planning to carry out several bombings across Egypt.

The charges also include resisting arrest, possession of weapons, receiving foreign funds, and inciting riots and vandalism.

Seventeen of the referred defendants were detained while nine have been released; investigations were carried out by Counsellor Hesham Al-Qarmoty, first attorney of the National Security Prosecution.

The cell had ties to Al-Qaeda and was in contact with the head of the group Ayman Al-Zawahiri, reported state-run Al-Ahram.


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