Beltagy and Khodery trial postponed to May
Mohamed el-Beltagy - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court decided on Sunday to postpone the trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders Mohamed el-Beltagy and Mahmoud al-Khodery, former Minister of Youth Osama Yassin and other Brotherhood leaders accused of detaining a citizen and torturing him during the January 25 Revolution, according to media reports.

The trial was postponed to May 10, according to Ahram Gate.

The Brotherhood leaders had been arrested on charges of detaining the lawyer, and torturing and sexually assaulting him and exposing him to electric shocks at a tourist company headquarters during the January 25 Revolution.

Several allegations of “torture” have been brought against Brotherhood members since 2011, accusations that have led to two high-profile trials.

On March 18, Youm7 published the full testimony of a prosecution witness in the trial for the abuse of lawyer Osama Kamal near Tahrir Square allegedly by Beltagy, Brotherhood leader Hazem Farouk and Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazy on Feb. 3, 2011.

Former members of parliament Amr Zaki and Mohsen Rady and Al Jazeera anchor Ahmed Mansour are also accused in the case, according to Ahram Gate.

The defendants were arrested in the months following the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in on Aug. 14, 2013, except for Mansour, who is reportedly outside of Egypt.

Additionally reporting by Hazem Adel.

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