Higher Judicial Council to ensure public nature of trials of ex-regime figures

Ahram Online, Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

In a series of concessions the state is offering to the protesters, the Higher Judicial Council announced it will ensure trials of ex-regime figures will be public

The Higher Judicial Council has announced that it will permit the trials of ex-Mubarak regime figures on charges of corruption or the killing of demonstrators to be broadcast on giant screens to be set up outside the courthouses where the trials are taking place.

In his address to the nation on Sunday, Prime Minister Essam Sharaf had appealed to the Higher Judicial Council to take measures to ensure that the trials of ex-regime figures and police officers charged with corruption or involvement in the killing and torture of demonstrators should be open to the public.

Public trials of Mubarak regime officials and police officers have been among the main demands of the new wave of protests that has hit the country since the Friday of Determination on July 8.

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