Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of Al Adly and his aides to August 14, 2011

August 4th, 2011 by Editor

On August 4, 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 to August 14, 2011 to discuss the evidences. The court committed the prosecutor general office to bring the accused people to the next court session.

EOHR field unit’s lawyers have been following the lawsuit no. 1227, year 2011, Kasr Al Nile. 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.

On August 3, 2011 the court postponed the session to August 4, 2011 to review the evidences. The lawyers, who call for the civil rights of the victims, were prevented from attending the court session, although they had applied for attendance permission. Egyptian TV broadcasted the court session on air and some reporters were allowed to attend the session.

The court session members, headed by Judge Ahmed Refat, reviewed the evidences. One of the kept evidences was a box included 12 records of the central security forces of the Ministry of Interior. The other evidence was a box included records of the special forces of the Ministry of Interior. The third evidence was the records of the central security forces and the Special Forces’ weapons.  The other evidences included records for the weapons’ keeping places, photos of the martyrs and some of their clothes. The evidences will be kept at the court of cassation and lawyers are allowed to review them carefully starting Saturday, August 6, 2011 to Thursday, August 11, 2011.

The court house area witnessed protests organized by the victims’ families that called for accelerating the trials.

Hafez Abu Seads, the head of the Egyptian organization for Human Rights (EOHR) called for allowing all the lawyers that call for the victims’ civil rights to attend the court sessions. He also called the victims’ lawyers for conducting a unified legal defense body for defending martyrs and injured people.

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