20 January 2013

Egypt: Legal Proceedings in Mohamed Mahmoud Case Halted

Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday 19/1/2013 halted the legal proceedings of a lawsuit probing the Mohamed Mahmoud incidents following a presidential pardon issued for defendants held over incidents during and after the January 25 Revolution.

Clashes had erupted between protesters and security troops in November of last year and 379 persons have since been held on riot charges.The court also confiscated all seized items.

Ahmed el-Sayyed Dardiri was the only defendant the court found not guilty of inciting riots. All civilian cases have been referred to the civilian court.

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