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Court sets date to review challenge by suspects in 'espionage for Hamas' lawsuit

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Friday ,29 July 2016

Court sets date to review challenge by suspects in 'espionage for Hamas' lawsuit

 Egypt's Court of Cassation has set the date of October 25 to review an appeal from suspects in the "Espionage for Hamas" trial, in which former president Mohamed Morsy and several others were variously handed prision terms and death sentences last year.

 
Morsy and Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, along with 17 others, were previously sentenced to jail in the case. Deputy Supreme Guide Khairat al-Shater was sentenced to death. Another 15 suspects were sentenced to seven years in prison
 
In June 2015, Cairo Criminal Court handed down death sentences to Shater, Mohamed al-Beltagy, Ahmed abdel Aaty, Mahmoud Ezzat, Salah abdel Maqsoud, Ammar al-Banna, ahmed Suleiman, Al-Hassan khairat al-Shater, Sondos Assem Sayyed, abu Bakr Hamdy, Ahmed Mohamed al-Hakim, Reda Fahmy Khalil, Mohamed ossama al-Aqeed, Hussein Mahmoud al-Qazzaz, Emad Eddin Shahin and Ibrahim Farouq al-Zayyan.
 
The court gave life sentences to Morsy, Badie, Saad al-Katatny, Essam al-Erian, Saad al-Husseiny, Hazem Farouq, Essam al-Haddad, Mohie hamed, Ayman Ali, Safwat Hegazy, Khaled Saad Hassanein, Gehad al-Haddad, Eid Mohamed Ismail, Ibrahim Khalil al-Derawy, Samy Amin al-Sayyed, Kamal al-Sayyed Mohamed and Khalil Oama al-Aqeed.
 
The court also sentenced to seven years in prison Ali Refaa al-Tahtawy, former chief of presidential staff, and his deputy Assaad Mohamed al-Sheikha.