The defendants’ cell was named after terrorist Hisham Ashmawy, who was executed in March 2020 over terrorism-related crimes.
Cairo Criminal Court adjourned pronouncing sentences against him and 207 members of Ansar Bait al-Maqdes terror group to February 1.
Along with Maaty, Egypt was also handed expelled officer Hisham Ashmawy, one of the country's most wanted terrorists.
The handing over of Hisham Ashmawy was seen as a revenge for dozens of terror victims among army and police forces over the past years.
Top Egyptian terrorist Hisham al-Ashmawy was transferred to Egypt from eastern Libya in a military aircraft, Egyptian state television said on Wednesday.
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi praised and congratulated the Egyptian Army men on Wednesday through the official presidential Facebook account.
The Libyan National Army handed over on Tuesday the ex-military and terrorist Hisham Ashmawy to forces linked to Egyptian General Directorate (GIS).
The danger of Hesham Ashmawy, a high-profile terrorist arrested in Libya Monday, lied in his high-level training in the Egyptian army, his expertise in military planning and working with the Egyptian Thunderbolt Forces in Sinai for a long time before join
Ashmawy’s role became confined to planning and providing logistical support for his personnel, without carrying any operations personally.
QatariLeaks revealed three pieces of evidence proving Qatar’s involvement in the Giza-Wahat attack that happened on Friday, October 20.
He is one of the main planners of the major attacks against the Egyptian army and police.