Court returns to Sinai after relocation prompted by judges killings

The North Sinai Court will return to the restive peninsula after a three-month relocation to Ismailia prompted by terrorist attacks.
A security source said the court’s president made the decision on Saturday, adding in press statements that the measure will be implemented over the next few days.
The court was relocated to Ismailia after militants in North Sinai killed three judges in May, an incident which drew wide-scale condemnation from government supporters.
The relocation, however, had triggered protests by lawyers opposed to the move.
The Sinai peninsula has experienced recurrent deadly attacks against army and police troops since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Most of the attacks were claimed by the Islamic State affiliate, the Sinai Province.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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