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36 referred to court for forming ‘terrorist’ group

Police arrested 22 members, including the founder, with remaining 14 still at large


Egyptian supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Morsi carry posters bearing his portrait during a demonstration against the government in Cairo on August 2, 2013. Morsi supporters began their marches after Friday prayers, pouring out of several Cairo mosques and heading towards their key Rabaa al-Adawiya site.  (AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
Egyptian supporters of the deposed president Mohamed Morsi carry posters bearing his portrait during a demonstration against the government in Cairo on August  2013 in Rabaa al-Adawiya .
(AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)

The prosecutor general has referred 36 “terrorists” to the criminal court, with the group’s leader accused of using the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in to collect money for weapons and artillery.

Police arrested 22 of the “terrorist organisation”, while the remaining 14 are still at large.

The founder of the group goes by the name Kasim Ragab Kasim, and is accused of participating in the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-ins. The prosecution’s statement, released on Monday, also said that he embraced extremist ideologies.

Investigations alleged that the organisation’s leaders divided it into three groups: one responsible for monitoring information and watching people targeted for assassination; another for manufacturing explosives; and the third for carrying out terrorist acts.

According to the prosecution’s statement, the organisation’s members attempted to bomb police vehicles, the TV station at Maspero, the Egyptian Media Production City and the Police Academy.

The statement further said the defendants confessed to having committed the crimes attributed to them including the formation of a terrorist group and collecting money from participants at the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in to buy weapons.

In August, 280 were also referred to the criminal court for joining a terrorist group.

The Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of 52 “terrorists” with explosives and weapons in their possession, which comes as part of the ministry’s efforts to thwart the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan targeting infrastructure.

The ministry has been targeting Brotherhood members and affiliated groups since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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