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Maspero clashes trial postponed till September
Trial of infamous bloody event of Maspero postponed to hear eyewitnesses and officer accused of running over unarmed protesters
Ahram Online, Tuesday 3 Jul 2012
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Egyptian Christians clash with soldiers and riot police during a protest against an attack on a church in southern Egypt, in Cairo October 9, 2011. (Photo: Reuters)

Cairo criminal court postponed Maspero's trial to 3 September 2011 to hear eyewitnesses as well as the military officer accused of running over protesters with armored vehicles.

On Monday, the court called for twenty-nine defendants in the bloody events at Maspero in October, 2011 to remain in detention for 15 more days pending further investigations.

Michael Naguib and Mosaad Shaker are facing charges of confiscating an automatic gun belonging to the military during the violence at Maspero that left around 27 civilians and one military officer killed.

On 9 October 2011, 27 protesters, mostly Coptic Christians, were killed when a peaceful protest march was attacked by unknown assailants. Video footage filmed by eye witnesses show military forces running over several with armored vehicles.

The same evening, around 30 civilians – including three minors – were arrested and referred to military courts accused of inciting sectarian violence.  On 10 October, they were formally charged with destruction of military property, assaults against military personnel, and intent to vandalize private property.



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