Beltagy and Hegazy’s trial adjourned to June 3
Trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders Mohamed al-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy - YOUM7/Maher Iskandar

CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Saturday the trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders Mohamed al-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy to June 3 over accusations of torturing two police officers Mohamed Farouk and Hani Eid during the Rabaa al-Adaweya.

The sit-in to review the seizures and include the expert’s report to the case file.

Beltagy and Hegazy, along with two doctors from the makeshift hospital of the dispersed Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in, are being tried for kidnapping and torturing Farouk and Eid.

The defendants include Beltagy, Hegazy, Abdel Azeem Mohamed, and Mohamed Zanaty.

On Aug. 29, Beltagy was arrested in the apartment of his fellow Muslim Brotherhood leader Khaled al-Azhari in Giza and Hegazy was arrested a week prior in the Mediterranean governorate of Matrouh.

The investigations carried out by the prosecution early September confirmed that the two policemen were allegedly captured in the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in while they were securing a march in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.  The defendants allegedly dragged the policemen into the Rabaa sit-in and physically attacked them.

During the past sessions, prosecution witness lieutenant colonel Alaa Bashandi said the investigation department of Nasr City police station had “sources” that infiltrated into the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in to report on the situation to the stakeholders, according to Youm7.

The sources confirmed that the makeshift hospital in Rabaa al-Adaweya was used either for torture or for treating the tortured that were captured within the sit-in, Bashandi said.

Additional reporting by Ahmed Ismail.

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