Badie’s ‘Bahr Al-Azam’ trial adjourned to May 12
Mohamed Badie during his trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Giza Criminal Court postponed Saturday the trial of former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, along with other MB leaders, to May 12 in the case of clashes in Bahr Al-Azam, Giza, which left six dead and 101 injured, to review footage of the incident.

The detainees include Brotherhood leaders Mohamed el-Beltagy, Essam el-Erian, fugitive MB member Assem Abdel Maged, Safwat Hegazy and other MB leaders.

Prior to the trial, security forces at the Police Institute refused to allow anyone to enter with laptops, and cameras.

According to court documents published by Youm7 in December, Mohamed Badie, Mohamed el-Beltagy, Essam el-Erian, Assem Abdel Maged, Safwat Hegazy and three others gathered a crowd on July 15, near the Giza police station.

The crowd then attacked residents of the area around Giza Square and the surrounding streets including the Bahr al-Azam Street and used firearms against residents and police, the court documents state.

The defendants are charged with first degree murder, damaging public and private property, as well as illegal possession of firearms and white weapons.

The evidence against the defendants includes 19 witness statements, in addition to forensic and criminal lab reports. The first trial session was held on Dec. 9, 2013.

Additionally reporting by Amer Mustafa.

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