FILE: Egypt's Cassation court FILE: Egypt's Cassation court

Court of Appeals to set retrial date of U.S. Embassy attackers

Fri, Jul. 27, 2018
CAIRO – 27 July 2018: The Court of Cassation referred on Thursday the case known in the media as "the the Second attack on the U.S. Embassy" to Cairo Court of Appeals to set a date for the trial of the accused.

The Cairo Appeals Court will set a date for the retrial of 16 suspects in the case, which took place on July 2013. The Court of Cassation on Wednesday annulled the sentences against the accused and decided to re-try them.

The Cairo Criminal Court has earlier sentenced two defendants to death by hanging, 14 defendants to life imprisonment, and six others in absentia to life imprisonment in the case.

On June 30, 2013, massive protests broke out in protest to his rule characterized by the domination of the Brotherhood figures over high governmental positions.

Shortly after Morsi was sacked by then-Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque and its adjacent area as well as Giza’s Nahda square became the main places for the Muslim Brotherhood rallies.

The Rabaa sit-in disturbed the lives of the district residents; “the sit-in was actually an attempt to impose a new reality, even on Rabaa residents,” prominent Salafist preacher Yasser el-Borhami said earlier.

The protests at Rabaa used to remove the tiles of the pavements to forge barricades and block the roads surrounding the sit-in.

Since the ousting of Morsi, Egypt has seen growing waves of extremism washing over the society and spawning numerous deadly attacks. Among these attacks was the terrorist attack that hit Al-Rawdah Mosque and left more than 302 Friday prayers congregates dead in late November.
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