Defendants in Battle of Camel trial arrive at courtroom for third session

Ahram Online, Tuesday 13 Sep 2011

The defendants accused of involvement in the Battle of the Camel that killed peaceful protesters from 2-3 February arrived at the ‎courtroom amidst insults from demonstrators outside

Battle of the Camel

The defendants accused of involvement in the Battle of the Camel have arrived in the ‎courtroom as the trial’s third session is to get underway. ‎

The toppled regime oligarchs, Fathi Sorour and Safwat El-Sherif were among the ‎defendants who arrived. Protesters outside the courtroom verbally attacked the defendants over ‎microphones. ‎

Television coverage of the trial has been prohibited since the second session yesterday, 12 September.‎

Twenty-five people are accused of instigating the notorious attack on peaceful protesters ‎on 2 - 3 February, in an attempt to nip the January 25 Revolution in the bud, which ‎overthrew former president Hosni Mubarak on 11 February. ‎

Between one group on horses and camels wielding swords and cudgels and another ‎throwing Molotov cocktails and sniping from elevated vantage points, the hired thugs ‎killed and injured hundreds of peaceful protesters.‎

The revolutionary youth, however, stood their ground and capitalised on their numerical ‎advantage to chase off and even capture some of the murderous intruders.  ‎

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