CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of Alaa Abd El-Fattah and his 24 co-defendants on charges of involvement in clashes outside the Shura Council in 2013 until Dec.14, to continue listening to witness testimonies, Youm7 reported Thursday.
The charges include illegal protesting, causing riots and clashes, and attacking security forces including Colonel Emad Tahoon and robbing him.
Thursday’s session began with testimony of Colonel Mohammed Hamid for the prosecution, who said that they were informed that the April 6 movement and other political powers were calling for demonstrations, and the protesters numbered between 300 – 400.
Defense witnesses including Dostor Party member Gameela Ismail and head of the Egyptian Democratic Party Mohammed Abul-Ghar also took the stand.
Ismail said in her testimonial, reported by the Hisham Mubarak Law Center’s Facebook page Thursday that she was one of the callers to the protest, and that after about 30 minutes they found police forces surrounding them.
“I’m seeking justice; we should be along with them in the cage until the court says its final verdict. We called for the demonstration before the entry into force of the protest law,” Ismael said.