CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court has adjourned the trial of Ahmed Doma and 268 others, on charges related to Cabinet clashes in 2011, until Wednesday Aug. 13 in order to continue listening to the prosecution witness testimonials, Youm7 reported Monday.
The political activist protested his placement inside a cage during the trial, and asked his lawyers to withdrawal from the court.”I can’t recognize that I’m inside this cage, it’s not proper, ” Doma said.
The defendants are accused of attacking the Cabinet building and burning the Scientific Institute in Cairo in 2011, after security forces tried to disperse the sit-in in protest against the appointment of Kamal Al-Ganzory as a prime minister.
The clashes continued for 8 days, during which Sheikh Emad Effat, a senior Egyptian Sunni Islamic cleric at al-Azhar Mosque was killed.
Doma was previously sentenced to 3 years in prison and fined 50,000 ($6,990) alongside Ahmed Maher, co-founder of the 6 April Youth Movement, and Mohamed Adel, co-founder and member of 6 April’s political bureau December 2013 after they were found guilty of assaulting security forces in front of the Abdeen Court and damaging private and public facilities, as they demonstrated against the protest law, which prohibits any public assembly without prior approval of security forces.