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CAIRO: 15 January 2019: The Cairo Criminal Court on Monday decided to adjourn till January 28 the retrial of 120 defendants in the 2014 violence incidents that took place in the vicinity of the Syndicate of Journalists.
The decision was made to complete hearing the defense pleadings.
The incidents had left six people dead and 25 others injured.
Earlier, the public prosecution had charged the defendants with murder, attempted murder, incitement to protest and violence, as well as deliberately destroying public property and disturbing public order in contravention of the law.
Some 15 defendants were sentenced to one-year in jail with labor and placed under police surveillance for one year.
Some 212 other defendants had received in absentia a ten-year jail term each in the same case.