Police killed and injured thousands during January uprising against Mubarak(Photo: Reuters)
The former security chief of the Port Said governorate on the Egyptian Suez Canal, Salah El-Baradei, has been transferred to criminal court in Cairo to be tried for killing protesters during the January 25 Revolution, the Egyptian Cabinet announced today.
Three other state security officers - Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Ashraf Mohamed and Essam El-Ameer - will also stand trial along with El-Baradei on the charge of killing protesters.
Samy Adeila, the Attorney-General of Port Said, made the decision to add all four officers to the murder trial of former minister of interior Habib El-Adly, who is also accused of killing protesters during the revolution.
The government has accused all four Port Said officers of premeditated murder of protesters Mohamed Rashed, Mohamed Ahmed El-Tamimy and an unidentified child by firing live ammunition and pellet bullets.