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The military courtrooms in Hike Step have seen a lot of strange things. One of the more bizarre spectacles, however, occurred on 17 June when the verdicts in the latest case against the Gamaa Islamiya - the Montaza Palace trial - came down. Leading defendant Ahmed Al Sheikh, who’d just been...
The Supreme Military Court handed down its verdicts in lawsuit number 3 for 1999, dubbed as the Revival of Gamaa Al-Islamiyya Organization case in Alexandria. The Court passed life imprisonment sentences with hard labor against 4 defendants, 15 years imprisonment with hard labor against 8, ten...
Of the thirteen military trials of the Gamaa Islamiya, this is the first in which no one has been condemned to death.
Interior Minister Habib El-Adli denied that there is a truce between the security forces and the Gama’a Islamiyya. He said his department acts to reintegrate jailed militants into society once they "repent" and are released. El-Adli also announced that an official probe into allegations of police...
In another blow to Islamist militants, 13 members of the clandestine Vanguards of Conquest, an offshoot of the Jihad group, were handed over to Egypt during the past few weeks by South Africa, Yemen, Kuwait and Syria.
The Ministry of Interior released yesterday 1000 prisoners of the Gama’a Islamiyya who had renounced their terrorist thought. The ministry’s decision is unconnected from any [alleged] deal with terrorists, they said.
Egypt has referred 22 Muslim militants to a military court accused of planning to blow up a military target and belonging to an illegal group, security forces said on April 6.
Only two days after Egypt’s largest militant Islamist organization, Al-Gama’a Al-Islameyya, announced its decision to stop all anti-government attacks, the underground Islamic Jihad said in a statement that it would continue the "struggle", mainly against the United States and Israel.
An Egyptian state security court sentenced 14 Muslim militants to up to 15 years in jail with hard labor on March 8 for arson attacks on video shops.
Bars and shops selling alcohol, video tape rental shops and huge street billboards advertising steamy pictures of Egypt’s top actresses are among the targets of the country’s largest militant organization, Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya.


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