Presidential hopeful ElBaradei might testify in trial against former interior minister

Ahram Online, Saturday 28 Jan 2012

Habib El-Adly's lawyer, who claims there is no proof the former interior minister ordered the shooting of protesters, requests to summon ex-IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei to testify

Former Interior Minister Habib El-Adly’s lawyer Mohamed El-Guindy has requested for presidential hopeful and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, to testify in court. El-Adly is under trial for his alleged role in the violent events of 28 January 2011, when hundreds of thousands of protesters were attacked by police forces, leaving hundreds dead.

El-Guindy claims that there is evidence that El-Adly did not give the orders to shoot protesters. He added that none of El-Adly's assistants testified that such orders were given.

He further denied that there is any evidence that proves that police killed protesters.

In objection to the public contempt against the police, he said that Egyptians should weigh police killed during the violence equal to protesters killed during the clashes.

Executing El-Adly or Mubarak, he says, would conflict with the principles of the revolution, which aims for a just country.

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