Al-Khanka Misdemeanors Court postpones the trial of Deputy Officer of Misr Al-Gedida Police Station and four other Officers for the session of December 17.

November 12th, 2013 by Editor

The Misdemeanors Court of Al-Khanka, held in the Police Academy, has decided to postpone the trial of the deputy officer of Misr Al-Gedida Police Station as well as other 4 officers who are accused in the incident of the death of 37 MB detainees inside a deportations’ vehicle to Abu Za’bal Prison. The court has adjourned the trial to December 17th  session to declare the defendants in civil proceedings, in addition to informing and executing the requests of the defense panel to gather the records of Misr  AL-Gedida Police Station, Abu Za’bal Prision, and Liman Tora Prison.

The court session was held in ten O’clock in the morning, where the defendants were held in the accusation dock wearing the custody uniform. The session has witnessed the request of the civil right claimants of the trial of the deputy officer of Misr Al- Gedida Police Station and other 4 officers from the station who are accused in the incident of the death of 37 MB detainees inside a deportation’s vehicle to Abu Za’bal Prison; the civil Right Plaintiffs has also requested to refer the case to the felonies court instead of misdemeanors court as the case is about a crime of murder.

Moreover, some lawyers has requested the inclusion of the Minister of Interior, Mohamed Ibrahim, deputy officer of Nasr City Police Station, the President of Prison Service, and President of Abu Za’bal Prison in the case to be charged personally and not based on their responsibility of civil rights. Also, they have requested the testimony hearing of the rest of the victims who have survived the incident.

Chancellor Hesham Barakat, Public Prosecutor, has issued an order to promptly refer the deputy officer of Misr AL-Gedida Police Station and the other 4 officers in the Station, Mohamed Yehya Abd Al-Aziz, Ibrahim Mohamed, Omar Farouq, and Islam Abd Al-Fatah, to the felonies court after the investigations have proved their involvement in the incident of the death of the 37 MB detainees.

EOHR thus perceives the action of the public prosecution of filing a criminal case against the defendants as an important act; as it asserts the desire of the Egyptian Judiciary to put sanctions and punish the defendants who have violated human rights.

From his side, Hafez Abu Seada, President of EOHR, has asserted that the right to life is the most important fundamental human right; therefore investigations of the incident and inflicting punishment upon the defendants who are involved in the incident should be carried out effectively, so that this could be a deterrent to whomever is tempted to waste the right to life to any human being.

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