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‘Cabinet Clashes’ trial postponed

Prominent activist and 268 others accused for actions during a protest during SCAF rule


Egyptian political activist Ahmed Doma gestures behind the bars of the accused dock during his trial on charges of taking part in an unauthorized protest on June 15, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt. Ahmed Doma and 268 others are standing trial for alleged violence during clashes with security forces outside the Council of ministers headquarters in December 2011.  (AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)
Egyptian political activist Ahmed Doma gestures behind the bars of the accused dock during his trial on charges of taking part in an unauthorized protest on June 15, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt. 
(AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

Cairo Criminal Court postponed on Sunday the trial of political activist and blogger Ahmed Douma and 268 others to 23 June.

The defendants are accused of attacking the cabinet building and security personnel as well as burning the Scientific Institute in Cairo in 2011.

The 2011 cabinet clashes ignited when demonstrators organised a sit-in at the cabinet headquarters protesting the appointment of Kamal Al-Ganzouri as prime minister by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces. The military police attempted to disperse the sit-in, resulting in deadly violence which lasted four days.

Douma was sentenced on 22 December to three years’ hard labour and fined EGP 50,000 alongside Ahmed Maher, co-founder of the 6 April Youth Movement and Mohamed Adel, a co-founder and member of 6 April’s political bureau.

They were convicted of violating the Protest Law, rioting, “thuggery”, using violence against Abdeen Courthouse security personnel and possessing melee weapons.

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