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Trial of Egyptian morality police accused of killing student is adjourned

The Suez criminal court adjourned the trial against three bearded men facing charges of premeditated murder for killing a student in early July

Ahram Online, Sunday 26 Aug 2012

The Suez criminal court trying the case of three "bearded" men accused of stabbing a Suez student to death in an infamous alleged case of extremism adjourned the trial to 25 September.

The prosecution claims that investigations prove that the suspects were executing the orders of a Muslim group functioning as morality police, motivated to attack anyone who doesn't conform to their idea of Islam.

According to the state-run news agency, MENA, the defence attorneys left the court after the victim's father broke into tears.

The twenty year-old engineering student, Ahmed Said, was stabbed to death on 1 July while walking with his fiancé in the Egyptian canal city of Suez. Three bearded men asked Said what his relationship was with the young woman, to which Said replied that it was none of their business.

The young victim was then taken to Suez Hospital for treatment before being transferred to a hospital in nearby Ismailiya where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

The three men were later arrested on 5 July and are currently facing charges of premeditated murder. The first session of their trial began on Sunday.

A number of political forces were present during the trial, including members of the Nasserist Party, Wafd Party and Ghad Al-Thawra party.

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