CAIRO: The Giza Criminal Court in the police institution at Tora adjourned Sunday the trial session of 23 pro-Muslim Brotherhood suspects to April 30 in the case of terrorist attacks in Kerdasa, Giza, Youm7 reported.
The defendants are accused of the premeditated murder of Giza Police Chief of Securities Nabil Farag last September, forming terrorist groups to kill armed forces and policemen, and possessing weapons, bullets, and bombs.
The court adjourned the session in order to complete the hearing of witnesses’ testimonies and display video records presented from the defendants’ lawyers.
Farag was fatally shot Sep. 19, 2013 shortly after security forces and Kerdasa’s armed militants exchanged gunfire during a security crack down on militants after violence had escalated in the area following the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins in August 2013.
Shehata Rashida was sentenced to a year in prison Sunday per the lawsuit filed by the prosecution against the defendant for insulting the judiciary and flashing “bad signs” to the members of the prosecution, Youm7 reported.
Hazem Salah Abu Ismail was also sentenced to one year of labor for contempt of court during his trial session over charges of fabricating official documents pertaining to his mother’s nationality during his presidential campaign in 2012.
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagy was sentenced to one year of labor for contempt of court as well at the Cairo Criminal Court during the trial of Ithadeya case on April 19, reported Youm7.
Additional reporting by Amer Mostafa