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  • Friday ,16 March 2012
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300 Islamists attack Makarim and threaten to kill his lawyers

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Friday ,16 March 2012

300 Islamists attack Makarim and threaten to kill his lawyers

Today, more than 300 lawyers of Salafists and Islamic groups gathered before the hall of the Court of Assiut that witnesses the trial of the Coptic Makarim Diab who is accused of defamation of the Islamic religion. 

Diab was sentenced to 6 years two weeks ago by the court of Abnoub without having a lawyer! And today was the appeal hearing, but his lawyer found dozens of lawyers threatening to kill him and preventing him from entering the court.
Dr. Naguib Gabriel, one of Diab’s lawyers said he is trying to postpone the case, and this is being negotiated.
Gabriel will meet tomorrow with the Minister of Justice to ask him to move the trial to Cairo to guarantee a fair judgment.