Investigation reveals new information in “Fayoum special committee” case affiliated to MB

Daily News Egypt
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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 state security prosecution concluded its investigation regarding special committees in Fayoum affiliated with outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group.

The investigation affirmed that members of the committee belonged to the outlawed group and handled 29 terror attacks that included bombings and assassinations.

The attacks resulted in damages of about EGP 1.7 m, killed five people, and attempted the murder of five others.

About 152 defendants are involved in the case, and they were all previously referred to military court. Among the defendants are 20 people facing per-trial detention, 109 fugitives, and 23 who were released.

The defendants are accused of participating in armed rallies and marches, as well as acts of violence, assassinations attempts, and bombings. The aforementioned crimes took place in wake of the revolution of 30 June 2013.

The investigations also proved that a number of the defendants participated in the Rabaa and Al-Nahda protests in 2013.

The investigations revealed plans to target courts and assassinate judges in order to prevent them from initiating cases involving members of the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as targeting security buildings affiliated to the Ministry of Interior, such as the police stations, and assassinating policemen and their families.

After the ouster of former MB-affiliated president Mohamed Morsi, who was a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013, supporters of the brotherhood and other Islamist groups held protest sit-ins, the biggest of these at Cairo’s Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square.

The Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in was violently dispersed by the state security forces in August 2013, and hundreds were arrested, most of whom are currently being tried.

The Muslim Brotherhood was labeled as a terrorist organisation in 2013, following a court decision that banned the group and held them accountable under Article 86 of the Egyptian penal code.

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