CAIRO: The trial of Ahmed Doma for protesting outside the Cabinet in 2011 was adjourned to Nov. 12 Monday.
Doma and his 269 co-defendants are charged with resisting authorities, destroying governmental facilities and burning the Institut d’Égypte.
Monday’s session started late after waiting for Doma’s lawyer, and then heard testimony from broadcaster Wael al-Ibrashi, who had hosted Doma once before concerning the Institut d’Égypte burning, Youm7 reported.
The court considers Doma’s remarks on television a confession, however Ibrashi said the remarks should be considered “spontaneous emotional talk.”
Doma appeared in court in a wheelchair, as his heath has deteriorated rapidly due to a hunger strike in protest to his arrest and detainment. He is serving a three-year prison sentence issued against him this April for violating the 2013 Protest Law in protests in front of the Abdeen Court in November 2013.