The Ministry of Interior released on Friday a statement that explained details of a police raid that targeted suspects allegedly affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, who were reportedly involved in the execution and planning of military operations against state institutions in Cairo.
The latest fatality in police custody was reported earlier this week when a young man was reportedly tortured to death after being detained for over two weeks at the Haram Police Station in the Giza governorate.
Police forces on Friday killed four militants during a security operation that aimed at arresting them. According to a statement issued on the Ministry of Interior’s Facebook page, they were attacked during a meeting in Giza governorate where they planned to carry out terrorist attacks.
The Cassation Court upheld on Tuesday a strict 14-year prison sentence against nine defendants on charges of murdering Shiite cleric Hassan Shehata and three others, who were lynched and their bodies mutilated by an angry mob in Giza.
Egypt has for the third time extended the detention of an Al Jazeera journalist and referred him to the Giza Criminal Court.
The Giza Criminal Court sentenced two defendants from the Al-Warraq terrorist cell to death on Wednesday. Two other members were sentenced to five years in prison and one defendant was acquitted of all charges. All of the defendants faced charges of targeting police officers, public institutions, and killing non-commissioned police …
Egypt’s military prosecutor referred 176 alleged members of the Province of Sinai to military court on Tuesday, charging them with espionage and belonging to an illegal and unconstitutional group that aims to obstruct state institutions.
A conscript and a militant were killed in an exchange of fire in 6th of October City on Saturday, a source at the Giza security directorate said.
Egypt’s embattled Muslim Brotherhood movement has denied any relation with a militant group that has recently claimed a spate of deadly attacks in the country.
Seven people have been killed and five injured in two separate explosions targeting security personnel in Giza and Kafr Al-Sheikh.