Defendants and police at the Cairo Criminal Court. Reuters file photo Defendants and police at the Cairo Criminal Court. Reuters file photo

Cairo court adjourns trial of 32 defendants in "Helwan & Giza Cell" case until Dec. 24

By: MENA
Sun, Dec. 9, 2018
CAIRO, Dec 9 (MENA) - Cairo Criminal Court has adjourned the trial of 32 defendants implicated in the assassination of a police officer and seven policemen in Helwan until December 24.

The court decided to delay the "Helwan and Giza Cells" case on Sunday to allow more time for hearing the pleadings of the defense team.

The prosecution had accused the defendants of committing 19 terrorist crimes against police personnel, forced robbery and sabotaging police and government property.

The defendants had adopted a strategy to attack checkpoints on roads and then flee on motorcycles.

They face charges of premeditated murder and attempted murder of police personnel, as well as resisting the authorities and possessing firearms and explosives.

They are also accused of joining a group that promotes charges of infidelity against the ruler and attacks state institutions.
 
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