Beltagy and Hegazy torture trial adjourned to Tuesday
Mohamed el-Beltagy (R) and Safwat Hegazy during the trial - YOUM/Maher Iskandar

CAIRO:  The Cairo Criminal Court Monday adjourned to Tuesday the trial of Muslim Brotherhood members over accusations they detained two police officers in Rabaa al-Adaweya and tortured and attempted to murder them, Youm7 reported.

The Muslim Brotherhood leaders include Mohamed el-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy along with Mohamed el-Zanaty, the manager of the field hospital in Rabaa al-Adaweya.

Presiding Judge Mohamed Sherin Fahmy ordered Beltagy to undergo a medical examination to see whether he needs surgery as his defense team has claimed.

The case was earlier postponed to summon an eyewitness who is the principal of Abdel Aziz Gaweesh School in Nasr City.

The defense team informed the court that they objected to the glass cage in which defendants are held during trial because it makes it hard to communicate with the defendants and the judge controls the defendants’ microphones by a switch. The defense attorneys said this is a violation of the defendants’ rights.

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