Alaa Abd El-Fattah trial in Shura Clashes adjourned to Feb.16
Alaa Abd El-Fattah during his trial - YOUM7

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal court adjourned Thursday the trial of Alaa Abd El-Fattah along with 24 co-defendants in the Shura Council clashes case to Feb.16, in order to continue hearing the lawyer’s statements, Youm7 reported.

The session was supposed to be held originally Monday Feb.9; however, Judge Hassan Faried decided to postpone the session for security reasons. At least 22 people were killed Sunday at the Air Force Stadium in Cairo, mostly from among the Ultras White Knights, Zamalek club fans, before a match between Zamalek and Enbi teams. Also a visit from the Russian president Vladimir Putin began on Feb. 9.

Abd El-Fattah and his co-defendants face charges of illegal protesting, causing riots and clashes, attacking security forces, as well as assaulting and robbing Colonel Emad Tahoon.

During Thursday’s session lawyer Mahmoud Belal demanded the acquittal of all defendants, as well as the dropping of the suit filed against them by Colonel Tahoon.

Belal stated that there was no “real evidence” against his clients, and said that and many videos were “proved” to be manipulated.


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