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28 people referred to criminal court in Egypt




(MENAFN) 28 people have been referred to a criminal court by Egypt's chief prosecutor on charges including forming an illegal group aiming to topple the government.

Sunday's statement by prosecutor Nabil Sadek says the suspects face an array of additional charges, including inciting violence and disseminating false news.

The statement says the suspects formed an illegal group, "The Egyptian Council for Change," to incite against the state and its institutions.

It says only nine of the 28 suspects are in custody. No date has been set for the trial.

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28 people referred to criminal court in Egypt

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