Today (Saturday) the Supreme State Security Court in Cairo sentenced Moataz Matar and 4 others to life imprisonment in the case of assuming leadership of a terrorist group, with the aim of causing unrest and sabotage in Egypt.
The court ruled in the presence of the fourth defendant and in absentia the rest of the defendants, namely Moataz Muhammad Matar (fugitive), Osama Kamal El-Din Sengab (fugitive), Muhammad Ahmed Abdel Hamid (fugitive), Tariq Mahmoud (fugitive), and Muhammad Ali Abdel Khaleq (imprisoned).
The State Security Prosecution charged all defendants, including leading a terrorist group established contrary to the provisions of the law, preventing state institutions from performing their work, endangering the lives of citizens and resisting men of public authority, planning to reorganize members of the armed groups of the Brotherhood, and developing training programs to carry out hostile operations against them. State institutions and harm the interests of the country.
The Criminal Court in Cairo had recently included Moataz Matar and 81 others on the lists of those banned from traveling for a period of 5 years, and the court ordered the publication of the decision to be included in the “Egyptian Gazette”.