Clashes outside court trying Egypt ex-minister
Egyptians angry with the delays in the trial of ex-interior minister clashed with anti-riot police.
Cairo: Hundreds of Egyptians angry with
the delays in the trial of ex-interior minister Habib Adly
on Sunday clashed with anti-riot police outside the courtroom, a reporter witnessed.
Adly, once one of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak`s most
trusted ministers, and six other defendants are accused of
ordering the shooting of protesters during an 18-day popular
uprising that toppled Mubarak.
Today`s session was postponed and a new hearing
scheduled for July 25 pending a decision by the court of
appeals on whether to allow more judges to attend the trial as
requested by one of the defence lawyers.
The protesters, mainly relatives of people killed
during the popular uprising that toppled Mubarak and his
regime, threw rocks at police before today`s hearing started
and after it was adjourned.
An official inquiry said at least 846 people died in
the unrest, most of them from gunshot wounds.
A May 21 hearing was also postponed after a courtroom
scuffle broke out.
Last month, a court sentenced Adly to 12 years in jail