03 December 2018 :
Egypt’s High Military Appeals Court accepted the petition filed by two defendants charged with membership in a cell that planned the assassination of army officers and politicians and committed other acts of violence and sabotage, middleeastmonitor.com reported on 30 November 2018.
The court accepted Ahmad Amin Ghazali and Abdel Basir Abdel Mawla’s petition and set 4 December as the date for hearing the defence.
The case came to light in 2015 when the Egyptian defence ministry posted a YouTube video of suspects confessing to being members of a cell, the “Advanced Operations Committee”, that was involved in planning and carrying out assassinations of public figures and acts of violence against public facilities.
In the ministry’s video, suspects appear saying they had received training outside Egypt to prepare them for their activity in the “Advanced Operations Committee”.
But their lawyer, Mohammed Al-Baqir, said that the confessions were obtained under torture.