Criminal Court to give third verdict against Abu Ismail on Sept. 9
Hazem Abu Ismail during his trial - YOUM7/Ahmed Ramadan

CAIRO: Giza Criminal Court adjourned Wednesday detained lawyer Hazem Abu Ismail’s trial over insulting police officers to Sept. 9 to announce his sentence, according to Youm7.

According to the lawsuit files, Abu Ismail had verbally abused and attacked a police institution on Dec. 30, 2013 which was leaked on the internet. The videos contain insults and offensive words against the police officers and then-Minister of Interior Ahmed Gamal El-Din.

The lawsuit presented was attached with a clear video recording of the defendant while he was insulting the police institution.

The court in the previous session received a report from committee of experts formed by the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (Maspero), stating that the recorded videos belongs to the defendant.

In April 12, Abu Ismail was sentenced to one year in prison with labor. He also was sentenced to seven years in prison on April 16 by the Cairo Criminal Court for forging documents to conceal his mother’s dual nationality during the 2012 presidential elections. Under Egyptian law, both parents of presidential candidates should hold only the Egyptian citizenship.

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