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Martyrs’ families try to enter New Cairo Court ‎

Police and military fought off the families trying to enter the trial of policemen accused of murdering peaceful protesters during the January 25 Revolution

Ahram Online, Saturday 14 May 2011
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Families of the January 25 Revolution victims wreaked havoc in front of the New Cairo ‎Courthouse after trying to penetrate the courtroom where a trial of 14 policemen accused of killing peaceful protesters was held. ‎
    
Some of the martyrs’ families arrived early in the morning Saturday and stood in front of ‎the courtroom, holding aloft pictures of their murdered relatives. ‎

Security presence was already higher than usual when the families and supporters tried to enter the building, ‎only for military and ‎police troops to prevent them in a chaotic scene.  ‎

The trial was eventually adjourned until 22 June and 17 more policemen were included in the list of ‎defendants.‎

In a similar incident early this month, a group of approximately 250 people destroyed the ‎courtroom of the South Cairo Courthouse after the judge adjourned the trial of 13 policemen ‎indicted on the same charges.

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