CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court decided to postpone the trials of activist Ahmed Doma and others to April 9 in the case of the Cabinet clashes to hear the witnesses’ testimonials.
The witnesses did not attend the trial, and only 18 of the 269 accused were in the trial session on Tuesday.
The judges listened to the defendant’s lawyers, who said the police arrested the accused randomly.
Lawyer Mahmoud Belal insisted the trial listen to the witnesses’ testimonials, especially those of Colonel Mohamed Sharkawy, Colonel Mohamed Essam, and, Colonel Wael Alhmoty.
He also requested including the fact finding report regarding the killing and injuries of protesters at Cabinet clashes in December 2011.
The suspects are charged of burning Institut d’Égypte, facilities of the parliament and Cabinet, attacking police and army forces, and blocking main roads.
The clashes resulted in the deaths of 15 people.