'Battle of the Camel' trial postponed due to courtroom disorder

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Apr 2012

Chaos in the courtroom during the 'Battle of the Camel' trial leads to its postponement until Monday

Battle of the Camel
A picture for the Battle of the Camel during the 25th January Revolution (Photo:Reuters)

Councilor Mostafa Hassan Abdallah, head of South Cairo Criminal Court, decided to postpone today's court session in the case of the killing of protestors in the "Battle of the Camel," on 2 February 2011, until Monday morning due to chaos in the courtroom.

Abdallah asked everyone except for attorneys to leave the courtroom after an altercation took place between the defence and families of the victims after the families asked Abdallah for justice or for him to step down.

Former Parliament Speaker Ahmed Fathi Sorour, former head of the Shura Council Safwat El-Sherif, and former Minister of Manpower Aisha Abdel-Hadi were among the defendants present in court.

The Battle of the Camel took place at the height of the January 25 Revolution. Pro-Mubarak thugs stormed Tahrir Square on camels and horses, killing 11 protesters and injuring more than 2000.

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