CAIRO – 30 May 2017: The Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 738 defendants in the case of the armed Rabaa sit-in clearing to June 13 to hear the witnesses.
The defense asked the court to request a memorandum from former president, Adly Mansour, who was in office at the time, to clarify facts on the clearing process. Another request was to allow three of the defendants to sit for their exams.
The defendants in the case include Brotherhood leaders, such as Mohamed Badie, Essam el-Eryan, Mohamed el-Beltagy, Essam Maged, Abdel-Rahman el-Bar, Safwat Hegazy, Essam Sultan, Osama Yassin, Bassem Ouda and Wagdy Ghoneim. That is in addition ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s son, Osama, as well as the photojournalist, Mohamed Shokan.
They have been accused by the public prosecution of planning and participating in an armed crowd, street closure, violating citizens’ rights in movement, and murdering civilians and policemen executing the clearing.