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Mahmoud Ezzat Sentenced to Life in 'Storming Eastern Borders' Case

Sun 17 Apr 2022 | 04:46 PM
NaDa Mustafa

Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Counselor Mohamed Shereen Fahmy sentenced on Sunday acting leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Mahmoud Ezzat, to life in prison, over charges of a case publically known as the “Storming Egyptian Eastern Borders”.

The session was held with memberships of Advisors Raafat Zaki and Hassan El-Sayes, and the secretariat of Shenouda Fawzy.

Acting MB leader faces charges of taking part in preparing for the incident, in cooperation with Hamas, Hezbollah, and leaders of the international body of the MB.

Last year, Ezzat was sentenced to life in "Guidance Bearue Events". The defendent is convicted of inciting violence that led to clashes took place outside the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in Mokkatam district in Cairo in 2013.

Last August, the Egyptian security forces succeeded to arrest  Ezzat. He was hiding at an apartment in the fifth settlement, eastern Cairo.

“The security services found computers, cell phones, and encrypted programs, as well as some organizational papers that contain sabotage planning plans in the apartment,” according to the Interior Ministry’s statement.

The Interior Ministry statement noted that after the Supreme State Security Prosecutor’s permission, the apartment was raided and the Brotherhood leader was seized, as the inspection process resulted in the seizure of many computers and mobile phones that contain encrypted programs to secure its communications, as well as some organizational papers which include disruptive regulation schemes.