Prosecution refers 45 defendants in Wahat case to military judiciary

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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 03:26 GMT

One of the terrorists involved in the Giza-Wahat operation were killed by Armed Forces – Press Photo

One of the terrorists involved in the Giza-Wahat operation were killed by Armed Forces – Press Photo

CAIRO - 29 October 2018: The Prosecution has approved referring 43 defendants held in custody and two at large to the military judiciary in the Wahat El Bahariya case in which 16 security force personnel were killed and 13 others injured.

Investigations revealed that the main defendant in the case is Abdel Rehim El Mesmari, a Libyan, who was trained and worked under the leadership of dead Egyptian terrorist Emaddeddin Ahmed. He participated in the attack on policemen in Wahat and kidnapped Captain Mohamed el Hayes.

Mesmari was trained in camps inside Libya on using heavy arms and manufacturing explosives. He infiltrated into Egypt to establish a training camp in a deserted area in Wahat to form a terrorist group with the purpose of carrying out antagonistic operations against churches and other vital facilities.

He is charged with premeditated murder, murder, possession of weapons, explosives and ammunition without license, joining a terrorist organization that aims to attack army and police forces and facilities, disrupting public order and jeopardizing the community.

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