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Trial of 215 MB defendants in 'Helwan Brigades' case delayed to Dec. 9

By: MENA
Mon, Dec. 9, 2019
CAIRO, Dec 8 (MENA) – The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday adjourned till December 9 the trial of 215 members of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group in the case known in the media as "Helwan Brigades".

The defendants are accused of forming armed groups called "Helwan Brigades" with the aim of carrying out attacks against policemen, destroying property and public facilities, as well as vandalizing electricity towers and transformers.

In February 2015, the prosecutor general ordered the 215 suspects to be referred to the criminal court, while keeping 127 of them in pretrial detention, until the remaining suspects are captured and brought to justice.

During investigations and questioning, 51 suspects admitted to joining the armed groups as well as illegally possessing firearms, ammunition and explosives.
 
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