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2 Anti-Coup Alliance members acquitted of terrorism charges

The defendants are no longer wanted in relation to any other case


The Giza Criminal Court acquitted Tuesday two prominent members of the Anti-Coup Alliance (ACA), formed in 2013 in protest of the 3 July ouster of Mohamed Morsi, of charges related to terrorism.

The acquitted members are Alaa Abu Al-Nasr from the Building and Development party and Islamist politician Safwat Abdel Ghany from Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya.

Abu Al-Nasr and Abdel Ghany are no longer wanted in relation to any other cases and are expected to be released soon.

They were accused of joining and establishing a terrorist group, as well as inciting demonstrators to stage a sit in at Rabaa Al-Adaweya Square in July 2013.

Another group of ACA members was released last month, including Magdy Qurqur, one of the leaders of the alliance.

Almost all Islamist parties, with the exception of the Al-Nour Party, joined under the umbrella of the ACA to support ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Government authorities launched a crackdown on Islamist organisations following Morsi’s ouster in 2013. The Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) was dissolved by court order last year.

The ACA was formed after the ouster of Morsi, demanding his return to office and the deposal of the post-3 July regime.

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