An Egyptian court convicted 26 men it said had links to Hezbollah and were planning attacks in Egypt
An Egyptian court convicted 26 men it said had links to Hezbollah and were planning attacks in Egypt

 

An Egyptian court convicted 26 men it said had links to Hezbollah and were planning attacks in Egypt.

The sentences were handed down to the defendants in a trial that highlighted difficult relations with Hizbullah.The 22 accused who were in the dock, received jail terms of between six months and 15 years, despite calls from prosecutors for the death penalty to be imposed.The four defendants who remain on the run, including the alleged head of the Hizbullah cell, Lebanese national Mohammed Qabalan, received life sentences.The 26 were convicted of plotting attacks against ships in the Suez Canal and tourist sites, among with other charges. Most were detained between late 2008 and January 2009.

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