Trial of Egyptian spy postponed till next month

Ahram Online, Monday 17 Jan 2011

Tarek Abdel Razeq Hassan, the Egyptian alleged to have spied for Israel, will be examined for traces of torture before his trail on February 12

Egypt's State Security Supreme Court has postponed the case of the Egyptian spy to February 12.

Tarek Abdel Razeq Hassan, an Egyptian national, and two Israeli intelligence officers are accused of spying on Egypt for the Mossad. Hassan, the owner of an import and export company, is being tried alongside his two Israeli accomplices, Idi Moushay and Joseph Daymour, who were charged charged in absentia after fleeing the country.

Hassan will undergo a physical examination, as he requested, to see if there is any evidence of torture on his body.

The court, however, refused the suspect’s request to examine the computer that he is alleged to have used to send information to the Israelis. The court declared that the computer contains critical information that may harm Syria and that they will only admit it as evidence if it is vital to the case. The court added that they will discuss the issue in a secret session.

The court did, however, grant the suspect’s request for an expert to analyze his signature on the police records, to ensure that it is not fabricated.

Hassan had repeatedly tried to speak up throughout the proceedings; until the court told him to wait till he has talked about the issues of contention with his lawyer.

He also told that court that he had filed a complaint to the Egyptian embassy in China regarding his suspicions that some Syrian and Lebanese businessmen have created an international organ trafficking ring.

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