22 February 2018 :
Cairo criminal court headed by Chancellor Shabeb Al-Damarany sentenced 21 defendants to death in the case known publicly by “Damietta terrorist cell”.
Moreover, the court sentenced 4 defendants to life in prison, and 3 others to 15 years with hard labor in the same case.
Cairo Criminal Court started hearings in the case in April 2016. The prosecution referred the defendants to trial on charges of establishing a terrorist group, intention to disrupt state institutions and to destroy public and private properties.
They were also charged with manufacturing explosive materials and explosive devices and obtaining five automatic guns and ammunition without authorization.