Postponement of trials of the police commanders accused of murdering civil protesters in Kirdasa and Imbaba

September 6th, 2011 by Editor

On September 5, 2011, Giza Criminal Court, New Cairo Court Complex, has postponed lawsuit no. 3410/2011 that includes 13 police commanders from Imbaba and Kirdasa Police Stations to October 5, 2011. The commanders include Momtaz Ali Ebid, head of Kirdasa Police Station, Ausama Abdel Fattah and Mohamed Kasem, senior police officers in Kirdasa Police Station in addition to junior police officers Mahmoud Rabea, Mamdouh Farouk, Mohamed Adly, Mohamed Mokhtar, Ahmed Mohamed, Ahmed Tayeb, Ibrahim Nofal Ahmed Ezz El Din. The police officers were accused for murdering 6 persons and injuring 18 persons during the revolution. The court postponed the session for documenting the testimonies of the witnesses and conducting dissection of the dead bodies.

The court postponed discussing the lawsuit to complete receiving the testimonies of the witnesses and having a copy of the forensic report and copies of the security forces’ records including names of the police officers in Imbaba Police Station on January 28 and 29, 2011. The court also ordered the dissection of the dead bodies.

The session witnessed clashes between the victim’s families and the security forces that supervised entrance in the session’s room. The security forces did not allow many of them to attend the court session.

Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, called for creation of a mechanism for organizing the court sessions’ attendance. He also confirmed on the importance of taking perpetrators to accountability, as soon as possible, in order to guarantee the rights of the civil protesters.

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