Islamic group as well as construction and development party in Beni Suef have celebrated the release of Eng. Mostafa Hamza, leader of the Islamic group, in the presence of a large number of the leaders of the Islamic group.
It's worth mentioning that Hamza was sentenced to 7 years in prison for participating in president Sadat's assassination in 1981. In 1990, he was the mastermind of burning the evangelical church at Baba, in which a number of Copts were killed and wounded. At the same year, he escaped to the Sudan and was the mastermind of the assassination attempts for former president Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa, and participated with al-Qaeda and the Taliban in several battles. Moreover, he was sentenced in absentia 3 times to death and twice to life imprisonment, and was extradited by Iran in 2003.