Court hands 15-year imprisonment sentences to 11 in Nahda sit-in case


Mon, 05 Oct 2020 - 05:21 GMT

Defendants in a court - Egypt Today/Ahmed Ma'rouf

Defendants in a court - Egypt Today/Ahmed Ma'rouf

CAIRO – 5 October 2020: A court in Cairo on Monday has sentenced 11 people to 15 years in prison in the Nahda sit-in case. The court also decided to jail four juveniles for three years in prison and acquitted a defendant from charges.


The Nahda sit-in case dates back to 2013, when security forces dispersed the protests of pro-Muslim Brotherhood people, after the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi.


People who were handed sentences in the case will pay a total of 137,000 as a compensation for harms caused to the Giza Zoo, more than 2.9 million for Orman Garden, 903,000 for the Giza governorate and 25 million for the Faculty of Engineering of the governorate.


Defendants have been charged with organizing a protest to destabilize peace and security, endangering the lives of citizens, resisting policemen, committing premeditated killing, blocking roads and opposing the June 30 Revolution.


Late in September, a criminal court in Sharqia governorate has sentenced six people to death over killing policemen and handed seven others detention sentences in a 2016 case.


The convicts in the cause are accused of forming and leading a terrorist cell and killing and attempting to kill policemen.


They are also accused of carrying out other terrorist operations to help the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood achieve their goals in the country and trying to overthrow the regime.



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