CAIRO: A military court in Ismailia, north of Cairo, adjourned Sunday a trial of 312 civilians, Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders and supporters including former MB General Guide Mohamed Badie over charges of burning Ismailia court complex in 2013, to Jan. 19, Youm7 reported.
The General Prosecution referred in December to a military court the case in which the defendants are charged with committing riots, inciting violence, demonstrating, burning public entities, attacking police and security personnel during riots that broke out in protest of the dispersal of Rabaa and Nahdah sit-ins on August 14, 2013.
The court postponed the trial to consider case documents which had been referred from the prosecution.
The court prevented the media from covering the trial; some of the defendants including Badei, were being tried in absentia because they were attending another trial over charges of inciting violence in case known as “Rabaa Operation Room”. The Rabaa Operation trial was postponed Sunday to Feb. 1, Youm7 reported.
On Dec. 13, the Damanhour prosecution in Alexandria referred 293 persons to military court on charges of burning the Beheira Governorate building in August 2013, retroactively applying a recent law concerning military trials.
Another 139 were referred to military prosecution in Minya Governorate referred also on December 13 for being charged with burning a police station and killing two police officers in the riots erupted following the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in dispersal, al-Wafd reported.