Public-concerned trials in courts Wednesday
YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: There were a number of trials on Wednesday, most of which of public concern.

Banha Criminal Court sentenced ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s son and another defendant to one year in prison and pay 10,000 EGP ($1,398) in the case of possession and use of hash.

Cairo Criminal Court postponed Wednesday the trial of Mohamed Rabei el-Zawahry, brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman el-Zawahry, and others to August 3. They are accused of founding and directing a “terrorist” group, Youm7 reported.

Giza Criminal Court adjourned the trial of former Prime Minister Atef Ebeid and former Minister of Agriculture Youssef Waly to Sep. 7 in the case known as the Land of El-Bayadeya. Both former ministers are accused of wasting public money and abusing power. The trial was adjourned to continue listening to the prosecution witnesses.

South Cairo Criminal Court decided to adjourn the trial of eight of twelve defendants involved in three harassment and indecent assaults known as Tahrir harassment cases to July 6-8. The incidents, upon which the defendants are being tried, took place in Tahrir Square during the celebrations Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s inaugural celebrations.

The trial of the three suspects, who are also accused of sexual harassments in Tahrir Square, was postponed from Tuesday to July 6.

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