Last Update 10:53
El-Adly lawyer: Brotherhood coordinated with Egypt State Security in run-up to 'Friday of Rage'
Lawyer for former interior minister in the Mubarak trial claims the MB 'coordinated' with ministry in advance of last year's 28 January 'Friday of Rage' which left hundreds killed and injured
Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Jan 2012
Share/Bookmark
Views: 996
El Adly Trial
Former minister of interior Habib El-Adly's trial continues (Photo: Reuters)

Essam El-Batawi, defence lawyer for former interior minister Habib El-Adly, continued laying out his case for his client’s innocence on Tuesday, claiming that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood (MB) had planned in advance to participate in last year’s 28 January “Friday of Rage” demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in coordination with the interior ministry, with the understanding that protests would remain peaceful in nature.

According to El-Batawi, meetings were held between Brotherhood members and representatives of the State Security apparatus in the run-up to 28 January. 

The lawyer also defended El-Adly, saying his client had never issued orders to withdraw police forces from Egypt’s streets. He went on to assert that Adly Fayed, former head of the ministry’s security department, had directed security forces to secure vital state institutions with a view to maintaining stability. 

El-Adly, along with six of his aides and ousted president Hosni Mubarak, stands accused of ordering security forces to open fire on unarmed protesters during last year’s protests that left over 846 killed and some 11,000 injured.

Trial proceedings are expected to resume on Thursday.



Search Keywords:


Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising