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Egypt court removes 299 names from terror list

Egyptian policemen [Amr Sayed/Apaimages]
Egyptian policemen [Amr Sayed/Apaimages]

The highest court in Egypt has accepted an appeal by 299 defendants who had their names placed on the country’s terror list.

The suspects were accused of the 2015 targeting of the Egyptian army’s Battalion 101 in northern Sinai with mortars and carrying out terrorist attacks against the army and the police in the Sinai Peninsula.

They were subsequently barred from travel, had their assets frozen and had their names placed on the terror list for three years.

Wilayat Sinai, a Daesh affiliate, claimed responsibility for the violence.

The Court of Cassation yesterday accepted the defendants’ appeal and ordered a retrial.

Read: Egypt imposes death penalty for use of explosives in terrorist attacks

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