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Mahmoud Sayed Gaballah, an Egyptian militant Islamist suspect confined in a Toronto prison, spurned a Canadian court offer, made last Thursday, to be handed over to a third country, fearing this could lead to his extradition to Egypt.
Egyptian state security prosecutors are currently questioning a member of the Jihad group who was extradited to Egypt last September. Police have also arrested 22 members of the underground Talae’i Al-Fat-h, Vanguards of Conquest, on charges of attempting to revive the group’s activities in the...
Shortly after Ali Abul-Saoud Mustafa, a fugitive Egyptian Islamist, was arrested in the United States last month, he was accused by American prosecution authorities of cooperating with Saudi dissident Osama Bin Laden in a worldwide anti-American conspiracy. The Egyptian government had requested...
Canadian police have confirmed that an Egyptian man with suspected ties to violent Islamic fundamentalists in the Middle East has been detained as a security risk. His insistence that he was a "devout Muslim" persecuted by the Egyptian government was also found to lack credibility.
Canadian authorities recently arrested an Egyptian Islamist accused of involvement in the 1981 assassination of President Anwar El-Sadat and confined him in a prison near Toronto airport. Islamist sources identified the militant as Mahmoud Sayyed Gaballah, who left Egypt in 1991.
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 so-called Returnees from Albania trial - the largest in the stream of military trials of Islamist militants since the assassination of President Sadat in 1981 - ended on 18 April with the usual cocktail of death sentences, prison terms and acquittals.
This trial is the biggest trial of suspected Islamic militants since those that followed the assassination of the late President Anwar Al-Sadat.
Of the 107 defendants tried at the Hike Step military camp, 78 were given prison sentences, 11 of whom were condemned for life. Twenty were acquitted. The remaining 9 were sentenced to death in absentia.
Egyptian prosecutors have remanded in custody for 15 days several suspected members of the militant group jihad, some of whom had been deported from another state, an official daily said on April 15.


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