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Sons of Islamist leader receive prison sentences

Defendants were accused of murder and possessing weapons


Saber and his sons have been accused of murder and possessing firearms following violence in Shubra that left three people dead before Central Security Forces intervened (Photo From Facebook)
Saber and his sons have been accused of murder and possessing firearms following violence in Shubra that left three people dead before Central Security Forces intervened
(Photo From Facebook)

The sons of Islamist leader Gamal Saber, Ahmed and AbdelRahman, received prison sentences Monday ranging from seven to 15 years.

They stood accused of participating in violent events, which left three dead and 26 injured in March 2013.

The prosecution accused the sons of murdering a 15-year-old boy using melee weapons. A street fight broke out in the middle-class neighbourhood of Shubra between the family of Saber and the family of the deceased.

Saber’s sons denied all charges and claimed they were not involved in the clashes, although they did witness them. Saber’s brother Mohamed claimed he was not in Shubra during the clashes, adding that Saber and his sons have nothing to do with the three deaths that resulted from the fighting, according to state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.

The two sides threw rocks at each other, while others were armed with various weapons. The family of the deceased reportedly sought to vandalise businesses, buildings, and cars in the area in retaliation for the death of the 15-year-old boy.

Saber was the head of the Salafi Al-Ansar Party and coordinator of the Hazemoon group supporting disqualified Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.

Abu Ismail is currently detained on charges of forging official papers which said that his mother did not hold any other nationality besides the Egyptian nationality. This allegedly occurred during his attempt to run for the presidency. He also stood accused of inciting violence in the Giza district of Bein Al-Sarayat on 3 July 2013.

Abu Ismail was arrested three days later and is currently held in Tora Prison complex.

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