CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday the trial of 269 defendants, including political activist Ahmed Doma, in the December 2011 events in front of the Cabinet to May 29.
The Cabinet incidents took place in December 2011 and left 17 dead and 1,917 injured. Among those accused in the trial is April 6 Movement activist Ahmed Doma.
TV presenter Wael al-Ibrashi attended the trial to give his testimony regarding the cabinet incidents in 2011.
He asserted that the incidents erupted after a police officer assaulted one of the protesters inside the People’s Council, adding that what happened was a response from the protesters for such an act.
Police colonel, a witness in the case, said that he cannot remember anything about the incidents because three years have passed.
Doma’s lawyer demanded forming a committee from the Radio and Television Union, the State Information Service and the Faculty of Information to form a detailed report about the presented videos to determine if anything added or deleted from the video.
The last trial was adjourned to implement the demands of the defense team; the public prosecution court was assigned to call the witness in addition to setting the court to screen the videos of the case.
The prosecution accused the 269 suspects of assembling, possessing white weapons and Molotov cocktails, assaulting members of Armed Forces and the police, burning the Scientific Council, vandalizing government buildings, and attempting to break into the Ministry of Interior. Some of the suspects were accused of practicing medicine without license.
Additionally reporting by Ahmed Ismail.