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Court adjourns the trial of activist Douma, 286 others to 12 November

The court also referred defence lawyer Rajia Omran and member of the National Council for Human rights to questioning by the prosecution

Ahram Online , Monday 27 Oct 2014
Political activist Ahmed Douma of the 6 April movement looks on behind bars in Cairo, December 22, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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A Cairo criminal court has adjourned the trial of prominent activist Ahmed Douma and 286 others to 12 November.

The court will hear the prosecution's arguments in the next session. 

During the court session, head Judge Nagy Shehata charged Rajia Omran, one of the defence lawyers and member of the National Council for Human Rights, with contempt of court and referred her to questioning by prosecution

The defendants in the trial are accused of attacking the cabinet building and security personnel in December 2011 as well as torching the Scientific Institute in downtown Cairo during what is known in the media as "The Cabinet HQ clashes.”

On 16 December 2011, soldiers forcibly dispersed a three-week sit-in against military rule at the cabinet building. At least 18 were killed and hundreds injured in the violence which spanned five days.

Activist Ahmed Douma was sentenced in December, 2013 to three in jail along with April 6 Youth Movement co-founders Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel for breaking Egypt's protest law.

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