Court postpones retrial of Khaled Said 'murderers'
Ahram Online, Saturday 6 Jul 2013
The retrial of defendants accused of torturing Khaled Said to death is adjourned until end of August

Alexandria Criminal Court postponed Saturday the retrial of Khaled Said's alleged killers to 31 August, when it will question two witnesses in the case.

The retrial, which began 1 June, comes after the two defendants, Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud and Awad Ismail Soliman, filed an appeal in December arguing that particular witnesses were "dealt with lightly."

On 1 June, the court ordered the release of the defendants after being detained for 35 months, exceeding the detention cap of 18 months.

Last October, the policemen were slammed with a seven-year jail sentence after being found guilty of illegal imprisonment and torture.

The family and supporters of the late 28-year-old Said were shocked at what they considered a light sentence.

The brutal murder of Khaled Said in summer 2010 in Alexandria is considered one of the sparks of the January 25 Revolution in Egypt.