CAIRO: The Kefaya Movement protested Tuesday afternoon in front of the Attorney General’s office and presented a report calling for the retrial of Hosni Mubarak.
“Thugs attacked the protest, shredded our signs and threw stones at us. We have been surrounded by security but they didn’t interact with the situation,” Mohsen Hashem, Kefaya Movement, member told The Cairo Post.
The protest requested a retrial for former President Hosni Mubarak and his wife Suzan Mubarak concerning the case of killing peaceful protesters during the January 25 Revolution in 2011 and wasting public money during his regime’s reign.
Hashim explained that the protest demanded the retrial based on new evidence, “some testimonies of the martyrs’ families were declined in the investigations,” he said.
The report was represented and signed by Lawyer and Kefaya coordinator Abdel-Rahman Al-Gohary,as well as members Abdel-Haliem Qandel, Mohamed Al-Ashqar, Mohamed Kamal Fadel and Mohsen Hashem, he said.
“The report demanding the retrial will be dismissed,” said Lawyer Tarek al-Awadi to The Cairo Post. Awadi explained, “Once the verdict is issued, the defendant cannot be tried again in the same case according to Criminal Procedures Law article number 144.”
Hashem also said that Kefaya would hold a number of protests on Mubarak’s final verdict day Sep. 27.
Kefaya is a political movement established in 2004 to protest against then-President Hosni Mubarak’s regime and the strong possibility that he planned to transfer power directly to his son Gamal. The founders are a number of political figures including George Ishaac, Amien Eskandar, Hamdeen aSabbahi, and Abdel Wahab El-Messiri.