Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of General Habib Al Adly, the former Egyptian Minister of Interior
June 26th, 2011 by Editor
On June 26, 2011, Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of General Habib Al Adly, the former minister of interior and his aides to July 25, 2011. Al Adly and his aides have been accused of shooting the protesters of the 25th of January revolution and that resulted thousands of casualties.
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) has been following up the trials of the protesters’ murders, including the lawsuit no. 227/2011, Kasr Al Nile, registered under no. 57/2011 Cairo Criminal Court; this lawsuit include General Habib Al Adly, the former minister of interior, General Ahmed Ramzi, head of the central security forces, General Adly Fayed, head of the Egyptian general security, General Hassan Abdel Rahman, head of the state security police, General Ismail Al Shaer, head of Cairo Security Directorate, general Ossama Youssef Al Marasi, head of Giza Security Directorate and General Omar Al Faramawi, head of the 6th of October Security Directorate. The accused commanders gave orders for shooting protesters in the period from January 25 to 31, 2011. Judge Adel Abdel Salam Goma is discussing the lawsuit, Cairo Criminal Court.
The lawyers, who call for the civil rights of the victims, were prevented from attending the court session that was attended only by 17 lawyers. The lawyers protested against preventing them from attending the sessions and quarreled with the security police. Arguments also took place inside the court between the judge and the victims’ families. The area around the court witnessed massive protests organized by the families of the victims, who called for fair trial for the perpetrators in addition to the civil rights for the victims’ families.
Hafez Abu Seads, the head of EOHR called for allowing all the lawyers that call for the victims’ civil rights to attend the court sessions and naturally conducting the session in a larger room in order to enable all the interested people to attend the court session and guaranteeing the principals of the fair trial and achieving the suitable response for the civil rights’ demands.
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