August 16th, 2011 by Editor
On August 13, 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 September 5, 2011 to complete hearing the accused people. 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 4, 2011 the court postponed the session to August 14, 2011 to allow the lawyers who call for the victim’s civil rights to review the evidences and copy the lawsuit file. 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. One of the lawyers called for allowing all the lawyers who were standing in front of the court house to attend the session. So, Judge Ahmed Refat, the head of the session accepted the lawyer’s demand and allowed all the lawyers, registered in the Egyptian Bar Association, to attend the session.
Hafez Abu Seads, the head of the Egyptian organization for Human Rights (EOHR) welcomed the decision of Judge Ahmed Refat 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’s rights.
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