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Defendants in Battle of Camel trial arrive at courtroom for third session

The defendants accused of involvement in the Battle of the Camel that killed peaceful protesters from 2-3 February arrived at the ‎courtroom amidst insults from demonstrators outside

Ahram Online, Tuesday 13 Sep 2011
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The defendants accused of involvement in the Battle of the Camel have arrived in the ‎courtroom as the trial’s third session is to get underway. ‎

The toppled regime oligarchs, Fathi Sorour and Safwat El-Sherif were among the ‎defendants who arrived. Protesters outside the courtroom verbally attacked the defendants over ‎microphones. ‎

Television coverage of the trial has been prohibited since the second session yesterday, 12 September.‎

Twenty-five people are accused of instigating the notorious attack on peaceful protesters ‎on 2 - 3 February, in an attempt to nip the January 25 Revolution in the bud, which ‎overthrew former president Hosni Mubarak on 11 February. ‎

Between one group on horses and camels wielding swords and cudgels and another ‎throwing Molotov cocktails and sniping from elevated vantage points, the hired thugs ‎killed and injured hundreds of peaceful protesters.‎

The revolutionary youth, however, stood their ground and capitalised on their numerical ‎advantage to chase off and even capture some of the murderous intruders.  ‎

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