The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of the former interior minister to 21 May

April 26th, 2011 by Editor

The court adjourned the trial of former minister and his senior assistant where they are facing charges of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 25 January revolution , the new date for there trial is  21 May.

The field-work unit’s lawyers has followed the proceeding of the trial in the fourth circuit of Cairo Criminal Court which is preside by judge Adel abdelsalam in the case number1227 of 2011, where the defendant are major general Habib Al-Adly former minister of interior ,major general Ahmed Ramzy the former  minister of interior assistant  for central security , major general Adly Faid senior assistant of minister of interior  and the director of the department of public security  ,  major general Hassan Abdelrahman the former chief of state security, major general Ismail Alshaer the former security director of Cairo, major general Osama Almarasy the former security director of Giza and major general Omar Alfaramawy former security director of 6 October. They have been charged with abetting and assisting in murder and attempted murder of demonstrators during the period from 25-1-2011 to 31 -1-2011. The general prosecution representative has read the referring decision of the lawsuit , the lawyers of the defendant submit their petitions  and the victims lawyers and civil rights attorney submit theirs, the court said the above mentioned decision, and the defendant leave the room before they hear the court decision.

There were a lot of difficulties related to the entrance of the civil rights attorneys to the court which result of a hassle between the lawyers and the security members of the court. They filed petition to the court to resume the trial in a bigger court room to  accommodate the huge number of the lawyers and media.

The area surrounding the court has witnessed demonstrations of the martyrs families where they called for the speediness in the prosecution and a number of demonstrators calls on judge Abdellsalam to step down examination of the case .

From his part, Mr. Hafez Abu Seada asserted on the importance of providing a bigger courtroom for this trial because of its importance for the public opinion and the huge number of representative in this case as in addition to the defendant’s lawyers there are martyrs families  lawyers whom  estimated minimum by 500, as well as lawyers representing the injured and all of them has a main interest in this case  and they should be allowed to attend it’s session also businessmen and journalist wants to follow the proceeding of the trials. That highlights the importance of providing a bigger room  to accommodate all of above mentioned to ensure the regularity of the procedures of the trial and non-disabled .   

Abu Seada expressed his trust in the members of the Egyptian prosecution and judiciary in fulfilling their duty towards the trial of the corrupt and the murderers of the protestors. This has to be done quickly in order to ensure the integrity and transparency of the trial.  


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