BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Supreme State Security Criminal Court in Egypt, headed by Counselor Mohamed El-Sherbiny, has sentenced 13 people to life imprisonment after convicting them of joining the terrorist group “Jabhat al-Nusra” and participating in its operations in Syria.
The court also punished three other defendants for this crime, but they were sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The Supreme State Security Prosecution accused the defendants of assaulting the public liberties of citizens and harming national unity by joining a group affiliated with the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
They were also accused of fighting the armed forces and the police, targeting their facilities and public facilities, and targeting Christians through the use of terrorism.
Jabhat Al-Nusra has since been dissolved and now calls itself “Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham” (HTS); they are the largest jihadist group in northwestern Syria.