Court rejects appeals by 46 defendants placed on terror list

Egypt’s Court of Cassation rejected on Thursday appeals submitted by 46 defendants over listing on the terror list for their alleged involvement in the assassination of former Prosecutor-General Hesham Barakat in June 2015.

Vice-Chief of the Court of Cassation Abdel Rahman Hiekel had considered the defendants’ lawyers appeals who requested the cancellation of the court verdict and its effects – including seizure over the defendants’ funds, a travel ban and their names on an airport terror-watchlist.

Cairo Criminal Court listed 56 people on the terror list upon the request of the public prosecution in August 2017.

The list included several leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, including fugitive leader Gamal Heshmat.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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