CAIRO: Trial sessions convened Monday across Cairo the cases of the Rafah second massacre, Ahmed Doma, Mohamed Badie, and were all postponed to later dates.
The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the case known as Rafah second massacre to June 28, in which 35 defendants, including the Islamist Jihadist Adel Habara, are being tried for their alleged involvement in killing 25 junior policemen in northern Sinai in August 2013.
The same court also postponed to July 8 in which 51 defendants, including top Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, are being tried in the case known as the “Rabaa al-Adaweyaplan;” 19 of them are being tried in absentia.
The defendants are charged with inciting violence and coordinating attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood against police forces that dispersed the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins and “planning to overthrow the government” formed after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on July 3.
The case of the activist Ahmed Doma among 269 defendants was adjourned to July 9 to hear prosecution witnesses. The case is known as the “Cabinet incidents,” which occurred in Dec. 2011 outside the Cabinet building.
Doma was sentenced to three years in prison along with two other activists in a case known as the Shura Council incidents, over charges of orchestrating illegal protests and assaulting police officers in November 2013.
Cairo Court of Appeal ruled a hearing would be held in July 1 in order to consider a request to change the judges’ board of the Cairo Criminal Court who consider the Kerdasa case, in which 188 defendants are being tried over storming a police station in August 2013.
The August 2013 incidents took place following the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and El-Nahda sit-ins and claimed the lives of 11 officers.