Abdel Fatah’s request to change judge rejected, fined 5,000 EGP
Alaa Abd El Fattah - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Political activist Alaa Abdel Fatah’s request to change the judge in Shura Council case was rejected by the Cairo Court of Appeal Saturday in the case known as the Shura Council incidents.

During the Saturday hearing, Abdel Fatah was fined 5,000 EGP and his trial, along with 24 others, was suspended on May 10 to consider the defense’s request to change the judge.

The 25 defendants are charged with conducting illegal protests outside the Shura Council in Nov. 26, 2013. They were protesting military trials for civilians and were dispersed and arrested under the regulations of the 2013 protest law.

On March 23, prominent political activist Abdel Fatah was released on a 10,000 EGP ($1,400) bail pending investigations into his case.

Abdel Fatah and the other defendants face charges of rallying, inciting violence, resisting authorities, and violating the protest law.

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