Court postpones verdict in Ajnad Misr case to 7 June

Farah Bahgat
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Egypt's State Security Court sentenced on Wednesday nine defendants to life in prison for plotting to carry out acts of violence against state facilities and personnel. (DNE File Photo)

The Giza Criminal Court postponed on Sunday the verdict on 44 defendants in the case known as “Ajnad Misr Organisation” to 7 June.

The defendants are accused of establishing a terrorist group, as well as targeting and killing a number of security forces.

Ajnad Misr was reportedly formed in 2014 and has claimed responsibility for several attacks in Egypt.

The US department of state officially designated Ajnad Misr as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” in 2014, describing it as a “violent extremist group that splintered from Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis [now known as Sinai Province].”


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