December 28th, 2011 by Editor
On December 28, 2011, Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of the former president Hosni Mubarak, General Habeb Al Adly, the former Minister of Interior and six of his aides, to January 2, 2012. Before two months, one of those who claim the civil rights of the victim protesters asked for changing the jurisdiction. Cairo Court of Appeal, Section 62, refused the changing application and fined the claimer LE 6000.
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) followed up the court session that started at 10 am. The lawyer of the former president called for reviewing data collected from South Sinai, data on the number of protests and demonstrations organized Cairo from January 2009 to January 2011 and the number of ambulances that were damaged during the revolution. He also called for reviewing the lawsuits of bringing weapons illegally across the borders, attempting damaging the People’s Assembly headquarters and Kasr Al Aini Hospital and the statement of the White House spokesman on December 19, 2011, in connection with having a trained group in Cairo for killing protesters. The defense lawyer called for adding the investigations on the clashes of Mohamed Mahmud Street, Masbero and the cabinet area to the former president’s lawsuit. He called for hearing the testimonies of the head of the Egyptian Intelligence and the deputy of the national Security Authority’s head.
The victims’ families’ lawyers submitted their applications for the civil rights in addition to the medical reports that support their claims. Those who did not apply for civil rights were allowed to submit their applications in this session.
Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, emphasized that resuming the trial of the former president and the former minister of interior after more than two months is reinforcing the rule of law principals and the equality of all the Egyptian citizens before the national courts. This policy must continue in Egypt in order to have the Egyptian experience transferred to other countries. History will record the rule of law to both the rulers and ruled people in Egypt after the revolution.
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