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Egypt court adjourns case against former Army chief Tantawi

Relatives of protesters killed during Cabinet clashes in December 2011 want Morsi decree granting immunity to senior military figures lifted

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Nov 2013
Former military council leader Field Marshal Tantawi
Former military council leader Field Marshal Tantawi at the presidential palace in Cairo July 31, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

The State Commissioners Authority has adjourned a case brought by relatives of protesters killed during the December 2011 Cabinet clashes until 5 December 2013.

The lawsuit was filed to repeal a decree by ex-president Mohamed Morsi granting immunity to former military council leader Field Marshal Tantawi, his former deputy General Sami Anan, and former military police commander General Hamdi Badeen over the incident.

The Authority adjourned the case after appointing the State Lawsuits Authority to review a report on the clashes by the Second Revolution Fact-Finding Committee.

The committee was formed by Mohamed Morsi shortly after he became president.

Its final report has not been released despite being finished several months ago.

The Cabinet clashes between protesters and security forces resulted in the killing of at least 17 people and hundreds of injured.

Several lawsuits have been filed against Tantawi and Anan accusing them of being responsible for the killing of protesters at Maspero, Mahmoud Mahmoud Street and the Cabinet building.

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