The military court postponed the trial of Al Gazzar

February 12th, 2012 by Editor

On February 12, 2012, the military court postponed the retrial of Adel Fatouh Al Gazzar, charged with belonging to an illegal group “Al Wad Network”. He was sentenced 3 years in absentia, criminal lawsuit no. 24/2001.

In 2000, Al Gazzar was arrested and sent to one of the prisons in Pakistan, while he was traveling to teach Holly Quran there. The Pakistani authorities charged him with belonging to terrorist networks. After that Al Gazzar was sent Guantanamo camp, where he came under torture for years. Following the deterioration of his health in 2010 and losing one of his legs, he was released and transferred to Egypt to serve the 3-year sentence.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of the Egyptian organization for Human Rights (EOHR) represented Al Gazzar in court on February 12, 2012, when the lawsuit discussion was postponed to February 21, 2012 for pleading.

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