Last Update 10:25
Thursday, 15 April 2021

Trial resumes of activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah and 24 others

Defendants face charges related to a protest against military trials of civilians outside the Shura Council in November

Ahram Online, Sunday 6 Apr 2014
Alaa Abdel Fattah
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 26, 2013 file photo, Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah is surrounded by supporters after his release from detention in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo: AP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1297
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1297

The trial of prominent activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah and 24 others resumes on Sunday.

They face charges related to a protest against military trials of civilians outside the Shura Council in November last year.

It was one of the first protests dispersed by force in accordance with a controversial new protest law that criminalises unauthourised public demonstrations.

The No to Military Trials campaign group claimed responsibility for organising the protest, but Abdel-Fattah was charged with being its organiser.

Abdel-Fattah was also charged with assaulting members of the security forces and stealing a police officer's two-way radio.

All the defendants have been released on bail.

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.