The Criminal Court issued its verdict in February 2019, condemning the artist, Tariq Al-Nahri, and 3 others for re-trying them with “events of the cabinet” and burning the scientific complex. The court had punished Tariq Al-Nahri, in absentia, with life imprisonment for his accusation of involvement in burning the scientific complex and gathering, and of demonstrating and possessing firearms.
A fire broke out at the science park during December 2011, and Al-Nahri was arrested in April 2012, for being involved in the case.
The prosecution released Tariq al-Nahri days later. The Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Chancellor Mohamed Nagy Shehata, also issued in absentia prison sentences against Al-Nahri and others.