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    NASR CITY, CAIRO, EGYPT

    A state security court postponed to September 30, its verdict on 302 Moslems, accused of plotting to overthrow the Egyptian government.

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    1. SV PAN Accused in cells, chanting slogans (2 shots) 0.19
    2. SCU Official reads announcement of postponement to court (5 shots) 0.54
    3. SVs Accused behind bars (2 shots) 0.59
    4. SVs Relatives in court wave as guards stand by (7 shots) 1.23
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    Background: NASR CITY, CAIRO, EGYPT

    A state security court postponed to September 30, its verdict on 302 Moslems, accused of plotting to overthrow the Egyptian government. Presiding judge Abdel-Ghaffar Mohammed told a two minutes session of the court in Nasr City on July 21 he needed more time to study to case because he had undergone two operations on his left eye and the treatment was continuing. The prosecution has death sentences for 299 of the accused, and life imprisonment for three. Two defendants died in custody, and nineteen other suspects are still at large. The accused are member of the outlawed Moslem fundamentalist group, Jihad (Holy War), which was involved in killing President Anwar Sadat in 1981. They face twelve charges, including attempting to overthrow the government by force and killing more than sixty policemen. As the accused listened in court to the announcement, some chanted Islamic slogans as armed guards stood by. Six of the defendants wore red garments, clothing normally associated with persons facing execution. The prosecution claims the defendants planned the armed uprising following the October 6, 1981 assassination of Sadat. The murder and attempted murder charges stem from the deaths of 90 people in the city of Assiut, shortly after Sadat's death, and from the bombing of a Christian church in Cairo.

    Source: REUTERS - MOHAMAD FAHMY

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4Q5TR9B6I7I08J974ZC3FSZ87
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Q5TR9B6I7I08J974ZC3FSZ87
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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