CAIRO: The Giza Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the trial of 188 pro-Muslim Brotherhood suspects accused of storming the Kerdasa police station incidents last year to August 7, Youm7 reported.
The trial, held in the police institution at Cairo’s northern district of Tora, was postponed due to “security reasons.”
The storming of the Kerdasa police station followed the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-ins in August 2013. The incidents resulted in murdering several police officers.
The defendants are accused of forming “terrorist” group for the purpose of carrying out acts of sabotage, exposing the community’s integrity and security to danger, possessing weapons, bullets, and bombs, and the premeditated murder of Giza Police Chief of Securities Nabil Farag and other police officers in Kerdasa police station following the dispersal of Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins, Youm7 reported.
Farag was fatally shot on Sep. 19, 2013 shortly after security forces and Kerdasa’s armed militants exchanged gunfire during a security crack down on militants. The area has witnessed violence that escalated following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. His funeral was attended by then-Defense Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawy, and Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim.