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Trial of MB leader, 7 cadres over Giza clashes delayed to Aug. 17

Thu, Jul. 13, 2017
CAIRO - 13 July 2017: The Giza Criminal Court postponed till August 17 session the trial of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badei and seven other MB cadres in the case of Giza's Al Bahr Al Azam violent clashes.

The court took the decision to continue hearing the testimonies of eyewitnesses.

The Court of Cassation had overturned a ruling by the Cairo Criminal Court that sentenced the defendants to death and life imprisonment and ordered the retrial of the eight defendants.

MB leading figures Essam El Erian, Mohamed El Beltagy, Safwat Hegazy, and others are accused of inciting violence, terrorism and murder, forming a gang to attack citizens and supplying it with arms and funds.

Five people were killed and 100 others injured in the Al Bahr Al Azam area during gunfights and armed protests staged by MB protesters on July 15, 2013.
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