al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya

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Noun1.al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya - a terrorist organization of militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists; emerged during the 1970s mainly in Egyptian jails; "al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya uses force to push Egyptian society toward Islamic rule"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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Derbala, a leader of the militant Al Jamaa Al Islamiya (Islamic Group), was arrested in May on charges of belonging to an outlawed organization.
Al Jamaa Al Islamiya, blamed for a wave of anti-government violence in the 1990s, said in a facebook statement that Derbala, 58, died late Saturday following deterioration in his health in the high-security Al Aqrab (Scorpion) Prison outside Cairo.
The Development and Building Party, the political arm of Al Jamaa Al Islamiya, called for an "immediate international" investigation into what it called "intentional killing" of Derbala.