Middle East news

Trial of 32 defendants in “Helwan & Giza Cell” case adjourned to Feb 11

CAIRO, Jan 27 (MENA) – Cairo Criminal Court deferred till February 11 the trial of 32 defendants implicated in a case known in the media as "Helwan & Giza Cell".
The defendants are charged with killing one officer and seven non-commissioned officers.
The prosecution had accused the defendants of committing 19 terrorist crimes against police personnel, forced robbery and sabotaging police and government property.
The defendants had adopted a strategy to attack checkpoints on roads and then flee on motorcycles.
They face charges of premeditated murder and attempted murder of police personnel, as well as resisting the authorities and possessing firearms and explosives.