Port Said Lawyers’ Syndicate head Safwat Abdel Hameid filed on Saturday a complaint against President Mohamed Morsi and leading figures in the Ministry of Interior, accusing them of killing protesters of Port Said.
Abdel Hameid and lawyer Ashraf El-Ezaby filed complaints to Port Said’s prosecution authority against Morsi, Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim, and Head of Port Said’s Security Directorate Mohsen Rady, in addition to other officials at the Central Security Forces (CSF) department.
El-Ezaby filed a complaint against ministry officials on behalf of Mohamed Mahmoud Abu Gabal, Sherif Abdel Aziz, and others who were injured during the clashes that took place in front of Port Said prison.
Abdel Hameid filed a complaint on behalf of the father of Mohamed Fawzy, who was killed during the same clashes. The complaints accused Morsi and ministry officials of attempted murder and demanded mandating a judge to hold investigations.
Abdel Hameid, who is also a prominent board member in the Al-Wafd party, said Sha’aban El-Maghraby, director of Al-Arab prosecution office in Port Said, has already started investigating the complaint.
Meanwhile, work was resumed in Port Said’s courts after being suspended following the deadly clashes that took place in the city.
In January, Port Said witnessed deadly violent clashes following a court verdict that sentenced 21 of its resident to death for their involvement in the Port Said massacre. The clashes left tens dead and hundreds injured in Port Said. More casualties occurred during the funeral held for those who died during the clashes.
Clashes also took place in Suez, Cairo and several other governorates, marking the day following the second anniversary of the 25 January Revolution. The clashes left more deaths and injuries.