Egyptians Protest After Former Interior Minister’s Trial Deferred

Cairo, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The New Cairo Criminal Court remained under heavy security Monday after police clashed with demonstrators protesting the deferral of the trial of former Interior Minister Habib El-Adly, who is accused of homicide.

Police vans and antiriot police remained on standby all night to prevent a repeat of Sunday’s events, when hundreds of of people protested, victims of repression during the rebellion against Hosni Mubarak.

The protests followed the decision of the New Cairo Criminal Court to postpone until July 25 the trial of one of the most hated and powerful figures of the Mubarak regime.

Most of the protesters were relatives and friends of the 846 people killed when the Egyptian police attacked mass protests that started on Jan. 25 and lasted until Feb. 11 with Mubarak’s resignation.

Demonstrators included many of the people injured during those incidents, and Egyptians who regard the current civilian and military authorities as subordinate to the overthrown regime.


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