‘Nasr City terrorist cell trial’ postponed to July 1
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CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court of Supreme State Security adjourned Tuesday the trial of 26 suspects in the Nasr City terrorist cell case to July 1 to continue hearing the defense team.

The trial was adjourned as well to examine one of the defendants, Wael Abdel Rahman, to the prison’s doctor to make a report about his case.

The defendants are accused of planning terrorist attacks against state institutions, establishing and managing a terrorist group, attempting to prevent state institutions from exercising their work, and harming national unity and social peace.

Security forces told Al-Akhbar newspaper earlier that the 26 members of the alleged “terrorist cell” were planning to target a number of vital institutions and that they had headquarters in different governorates. They allegedly had a large number of weapons, grenades, and missiles.

The trial includes 18 suspects held in prison on remand and another eight suspects who are fugitives being tried in absentia. Security forces began investigating alleged members of the cell in October 2012, which resulted in the death of one suspect.

Additional reporting by Mohamed Abdel Razeek.

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