'Coup' suspects referred to court
Publish date: 11 June 2018
Issue Number: 777
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 28 people to a criminal court on charges of forming an illegal group aiming to topple the government. A report on the News24 site notes that Nabil Sadek says the suspects face an array of additional charges, including inciting violence and disseminating false news. Just nine of the 28 suspects are in custody. No date has been set for the trial. Egypt has intensified a long-running crackdown on dissent since President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's re-election in March.