July 25th, 2011 by Editor
On July 25, 2011, Cairo Court postponed the trial of General Habeb Al Adely, the former minister of interior, and his aides, who were charged for murdering and injuring civil protesters during the revolution. The lawsuit will be discussed by judge Ahmed Fahmy Refat on August 3, 2011, after adding the file to the lawsuit no. 3642, year 2011 of President Mubarak.
EOHR field unit’s lawyers have been following the lawsuit no. 1227, year 2011, Kasr Al Nile. On July 25, 2011, Cairo Court discussed the lawsuit in the session headed by Judge Adel Abdel Salam Goma. 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.
The lawyers, who call for the civil rights of the victims, were prevented from attending the court session. The victims’ families clashed with the security forces that guard the session room. The session’s judge ordered the dismissal of all photographers and cameramen of the different TV channels, except for the Egyptian TV that broadcasted the court session on air. The satellite channels’ reporters denounced the dismissal order.
The court house area witnessed protests organized by the victims’ families that called for accelerating the trials.
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. He also called for 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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