The Criminal Court at the Police Academy adjourned Wednesday the re-trial of Mubarak-era Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, who face charges of squandering public funds, to August 26.
The session lasted 15 minutes, and then was postponed to summon the minister’s assistants of the technical and financial offices of the Interior Ministry upon the request of the defense.
Both suspects are accused of closing a deal with German Otis Co. to import license plates with a direct purchase order at the cost of 176 million EGP (U.S. $25.5 million,) without comparing other bids as dictated by law.
Nasr City’s Misdemeanor Court sentenced Wednesday nine students affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood to five years in prison, as well as a fine of 100,000 EGP over the clashes took place at Al-Azhar University in January.
The prosecution accused them of “sowing chaos,” blocking roads, and violating the protest law.
Cairo Criminal Court Wednesday refused the appeal filed by Gamal Mubarak’s wife against a decision prohibiting her from disposing of her assets.
The illicit gains apparatus had ordered the seizure of her assets, including villas and apartments inMasr El Gedida, Sharm el-Sheikh, Moqattam and Ard El Golf.
Qasr al-Nile Misdemeanor Court sentenced a shop owner to 4 days in prison and fined him5,000 EGP for verbal harassment to a girl while she was holding posters against harassment at Opera square in Zamalek.
Cairo Criminal Court adjourned to June 29 the trial of 12 suspects accused of sexual assault and harassment in Tahrir Square during inaugural celebrations of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Youm7 reported.
Attorney General Hisham Barakat initially referred the suspects to the Cairo Criminal Court on June 14.
The defendants also face charges of kidnapping, torture, and attempted rape and murder, for five separate cases over a 5-day period in Tahrir Square, from the June 3 announcement of the election results to the June 8 inauguration.
Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other co-defendants who are accused of killing and inciting murder against protesters at Ithadeya Palace to June 26, according to Youm7.
The enclosed hearing at the Police Academy was postponed to resume hearing the prosecution’s witnesses, who were supposed to show up in the court Wednesday but never arrived, and the court enforced a media ban in the court.
The 14 defendants include Mohamed Morsi, former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Chairman Saad Katatni, senior Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagy, and FJP Deputy Chairperson Essam el-Erian, among others. Seven of the 14 defendants are being tried in absentia.
Giza Criminal Court adjourned the trial of Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis include 6 defendants in the case called “October Cell” over charges of committing crimes, forming a terrorist cell and opening fire on security forces at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in 6 October district in Giza which led to the death of a police officer, to August 9 to continue hearing the prosecution witnesses.