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Egypt: Nine suspects charged with attempting to smuggle rare Torah

Saturday, October 8, 2016 15:43
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Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel
.Fri, 07/10/2016 – 10:00 Al-Masry Al-Youm

Nine suspects are being investigated by prosecutors in Giza over allegations
of attempting to smuggle stolen historic artifacts into Israel from Iraq.

The suspects, one of whom resides in Sinai, were allegedly trying to smuggle
ancient religious manuscripts from the Torah into Israel for an agreed
prices of LE50 million.

They face charges of antiquities trafficking, a crime punished by at least
three years in prison and a fine of LE50,000.

Bolak al-Dakror prosecution office ordered the suspects be detained pending
investigations, requesting an Antiquities Ministry committee to inspect
manuscripts found in the suspect’s possession to determine their

The prosecutor’s office has asked Interior Ministry technicians to obtain
telephone records showing calls between the suspects and their contacts in

One suspect, identified as Salama S. from Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai, is
thought to have formed the gang and stolen the manuscripts from Iraq,
offering them for sale to some Israelis, according to police.

The suspects were arrested inside an apartment in Bulaq al-Dakror. Police
said that the apartment was rented for the purpose of storing the
manuscripts safely, where they could be kept under guard.


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