Trial of policemen accused of murder erupts in violence

The South Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday witnessed clashes between the families of several people killed during the 25 January revolution and the police officers accused in the case.

It was the first hearing for 13 officers tried for allegedly killing six demonstrators and wounding 18 others on 28 and 29 January outside Imbaba and Kirdasa police stations.

When the court announced its adjournment until 5 June and the conditional release of the defendants, the families protested and completely destroyed the courtroom. They also tried to assault the defendants but could not reach them because they were kept behind bars.

Eyewitnesses said the families were provoked when they saw the defendants smoking and laughing inside the courtroom.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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