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April Hearings


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Date Details
1 - April
2017

Public Prosecutor assassination

Cairo Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute in Tora, Number of defendants: 67

Accusation: Killing Hisham Barakat, former Public Prosecutor

From 25/3/2017 hearing

The court adjourned the case to April 4, 2017 to proceed with hearing witnesses

Storming Dermowas Court

Military Court, Assiut, Number of defendants: 9

Charges: Joining an outlawed group, forming a gathering, demonstrating without prior notice, breaking into Dermowas court

From 2/3/2017 hearing

The court adjourned the case to April 11, 2017

Storming Maghagha Police Station

Military Court, Assiut, Number of defendants: 49

Charges: Joining an outlawed group, forming a gathering, demonstrating without prior notice, breaking into Maghagha police station

From 2/3/2017 hearing

The court adjourned the case to April 10, 2017

Attempt to overthrow the regime at Dar Al-Salam

Cairo Criminal Court’s Circuit 15, Police Academy, Number of defendants: 31

Charges: Plotting to overthrow the regime and attempting to stir chaos in the country during the latest anniversary of January 25 Revolution at Dar Al-Salam district

From 19/2/2017 hearing

The court adjourned the case for adjudication at June 4, 2017

2 - April
2017

Storming Egypt Bank at Dermowas

Military Court, Assiut, Number of defendants: 3

Charges: Joining an outlawed group, raiding and setting fire to Egypt Bank in the aftermath of the Rabaa Sit-in dispersal

The court adjourned the case to May 2, 2017 for the pleading

Storming a telecommunication center at Dermowas

Military Court, Assiut, Number of defendants: 8

Charges: Joining an outlawed group, raiding a communication center at Dermowas

The court adjourned the case to May 2, 2017 to hear the pleading

(Agnad Masr) Egypt's Soldiers

Giza Criminal Court, convened at the Police Cadets Institute, Number of defendants: 42

Charges: Committing terrorist crimes by planting explosives, targeting security ambushes, police departments, vital institutions, and public property

The court adjourned the case to April 3, 2017 to hear the defense pleading

Violating the public decency

Court of Cassation

Reviewing the appeal filed by novelist Ahmed Nagy against his imprisonment for publishing a chapter of his novel

The court adjourned the case for adjudication at the hearing of 8 May, 2017, with the continuation of his release

Maragha Center incidents

Sohag Criminal Court, court complex, Number of defendants: 26

Accusations: Assembly, blocking roads, using force with policemen

From 4 February 2017 hearing

Bulaq Al-Dakrur incidents

Giza Criminal Court, at the Police Academy, Case registered under no. 1962/2014 (Bulaq Al-Dakrur), Number of defendants: 5

Charges: forming a gathering at Bulaq Al-Dakrur district in April 2014, joining an outlawed group, attacking citizens, vandalizing public and private properties leading to the death of one of them and the damage of a car

From 5 March 2017 hearing, for adjudication

The court ruled to postpone the pronunciation of the ruling to the hearing of 23 May, 2017

(Agnad Masr) Egypt's Soldiers 3

Giza Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute, Number of defendants: 3

Charges: Joining a group that is established against the law and calls for the disruption of the constitution and the prevention of state institutions from carrying out their work, premeditated murder, attempted murder, sabotage, vandalizing public and private property, possession of unlicensed weapons, ammunition and explosives to be used in targeting vital institutions as well as police and army men.

From 1 March 2017 hearing, to review case papers and meet the defense’s requests

The court adjourned the case to the hearing of 3 April 2017

Wagdy Ghoneim cell

Cairo Criminal Court, Police Academy, Number of defendants: 8

Charges: joining an unlawful group, with the objective of disrupting the provisions of the constitution and the law, preventing state institutions and public authorities from exercising their duties, attacking personal freedom of citizens, and harming national unity and social peace.

From the 18 February 2017 hearing, for adjudication

The court decided to refer Wagdi Ghoneim’s papers to the Grand Mufti, and set the case for adjudication at the hearing of April 29

Stripping the citizenship of Tarek al-Zomor and Mohammed Abdulmaksoud

State Council Administrative Court, lawsuit lodged by Samir Sabry to revoke the citizenship of Tarek al-Zomor and Mohammed Abdulmaksoud.

Plaintiff: Lawyer Samir Sabry

From the 14th January 2017 hearing

3 - April
2017

Talaat Harb incidents

Giza Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute, Number of defendants: 17

Charges: Protesting without license, assembly, blocking roads and disrupting public and private transportation, possessing firearms, attacking police forces

The court sentenced the defendants to 5 years in rigorous prison

Handball match between Al-Ahly and Al-Geish team

Kasr Al-Nil Misdemnour Court, Abdeen Court, Number of defendants: 15 (from Al-Ahly fans)

Charges: Using force and violence, bullying, gathering, attacking policemen, wounding Brigadier Hatem Abdul Latif and Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Alaptanona along with a number of conscripts, possessing firearms “shamarikh” (bombs), disrupting transportation means and vandalizing private properties

Imprisonment renewal hearing

The court decided to extend the defendants’ imprisonment for 15 days

(Agnad Masr) Egypt's Soldiers 3

Giza Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute, Number of defendants: 3

Charges: Joining a group that is established against the law and calls for the disruption of the constitution and the prevention of state institutions from carrying out their work, premeditated murder, attempted murder, sabotage, vandalizing public and private property, possession of unlicensed weapons, ammunition and explosives to be used in targeting vital institutions as well as police and army men.

From 2 April 2017 hearing

(Agnad Masr) Egypt's Soldiers

Giza Criminal Court, convened at the Police Cadets Institute, Number of defendants: 42

Charges: Committing terrorist crimes by planting explosives, targeting security ambushes, police departments, vital institutions, and public property

From the 2 April 2017 hearing, to proceed with hearing the defense pleading

Storming Atfih Police Station

Giza Criminal Court, convened at the Police Cadets Institute in Tora, Number of defendants: 119

Charges: Forming assemblies, stirring violence, storming Atfih police center and setting fire to it

From the 6 March 2017 hearing

Al-Marg Metro incidents

Cairo Criminal Court, Police Academy, Procedures of retrial of a defendant.

Accusation: Joining an outlawed group, gathering, unlicensed protests, blocking the road to Al-Marg metro station

From the 19 February, 2017 hearing

Attempting to overthrow the regime in Sohag - the cave incidents

Sohag Criminal Court, Number of defendants: 190 in Case No. 610/2015 Sohag Criminal

Charges: planning and preparing to carry out terrorist attacks in the city, targeting police officers and members of the police, and police, economic and public buildings

From the hearing of 4 April, 2017

The court decided to postpone the hearing to 4/4/2017.

4 - April
2017

Reversing the referral of Doma to a solitary cell

Administrative Court, State Council

Reviewing the appeal filed by Ahmed Doma against the Public Prosecutor, the Minister of the Interior, and Tora Prison warden, for investigating the decision of sending Doma to a solitary cell while in prison

Attempting to overthrow the regime in Sohag - the cave incidents

Sohag Criminal Court, Number of defendants: 190 in Case No. 610/2015 Sohag Criminal

Charges: planning and preparing to carry out terrorist attacks in the city, targeting police officers and members of the police, and police, economic and public buildings

From the hearing of 3 April, 2017, to proceed with hearing the prosecution witnesses

Public Prosecutor assassination

Cairo Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute in Tora, Number of defendants: 67

Accusation: Killing Hisham Barakat, former Public Prosecutor

From the hearing of the 1st of April 2017, to proceed with hearing witnesses

The court adjourned the case to April 8, 2017 to hear the pleading

Al-Zaher violence incidents

Cairo Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute in Tora, Number of defendants: 2

Charges: Joining an outlawed group, gathering, protesting, being involved in violence-related incidents took place in Al-Zaher city

The court sentenced the defendants to seven years in rigorous prison

“Al-Onkodyia Cells”

Ismailia Military Criminal Court, Number of defendants: 89

Charge: Joining an unlawful group (which is the Muslim Brotherhood), with the objective of disrupting the provisions of the constitution and the law, preventing state institutions and public authorities from exercising their duties, attacking personal freedom of citizens, and harming national unity and social peace.

From the 7 March, 2017 hearing

Steel Licenses Case

Cairo Criminal Court, fifth settlement, Trial of Ahmed Ezz and Amr Asal

Charges: Squandering public funds of about 660 Million EGP and facilitating its seizure.

From the hearing of 7 March 2017 to meet the defense requests

Santah Riot

Tanta Criminal Court, Number of defendants: 33

Accusation: Damaging a house consisted of 4 floors, 6 barns, a wedding hall, a ludder, two agricultural tractors, two motorcycles and an irrigation machine

From the 7th of March hearing of adjudication

Voiding the Protest Law

The Administrative Judiciary Court, State Council, Appeal No. 26245 of 71, filed by Amr Hamzawi, Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh and Ahmed Doma to cancel the Protest Law.

5 - April
2017

Torturing Mataryia lawyer

Cairo Criminal Court, Fifth Settlement, Number of defendants: 2 National Security officers

Charges: Torturing laywer Karim Hamdy to death inside Al-Mataryia police station

The court decided to postpone the lawsuit to the hearing of 18 May 2017 to review the case papers

Storming Atfih Police Station

Giza Criminal Court, convened at the Police Cadets Institute in Tora, Number of defendants: 119

Charges:Illegal gathering, threating with violence, stirring violence, breaking into and setting fire to Atfih police center

From the 4 March 2017 hearing

Al-Fath Mosque incidents

Cairo Criminal Court, Wadi Al-Natroun Prison, Case No. 861 of 2013 (Azbakyia Criminal), Number of defendants: 492

Charges: Gathering, protesting without prior notice, joining an unlawful group, murder, and attempted murder.

From the 22/3/2017 hearing

Breaking into Matay Police Station

Minya Criminal Court, Number of defendants:383

Charges:Gathering, unauthorized protesting, breaking into and setting fire to Matay police station in North Minya in the aftermath of the dispersal of Rabaa and al-Nahda sit-ins.

From the 8th of March, 2017 hearing, to hear the pleading

6 - April
2017

Rabaa Operation Room

Giza Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute, Procedures of retrial of a defendant

Charges| Setting up an “operations room” to guide the movement of the Muslim Brotherhood organization in order to confront the state and spread disorder in the country following the dispersal of Rabaa and al-Nahda sit-ins, and planning to burn public property and churches.

The court decided to set the case for adjudication for the hearing of 8 May 2017

Invalidating the maritime border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Greece

Administrative Judiciary Court, State Council

Reviewing the appeal submitted to reject the border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Greece

The court decided to adjourn the case to 20 April 2017 hearing

Sami Mahran's illicit gains

Cairo Criminal Court, Fifth Settlement, number of defendants: 1 (Sami Mahran), Secretary General of the former parliament

Charges: profiteering, abuse of power, illicit gains

The court decided to adjourn the case to the hearing of 7 September 2017 to take the reconciliation measures

Sohag railway bombing

Sohag Criminal Court, number of defendants: 36

Charges: Attempting to plant a bomb inside Maragha city’s railway station with the aim of exploding it

The court decided to set the case for adjudication for the hearing of 10 May 2017

Ministry of Agriculture bribery

Giza Criminal Court, Zinhom Court, number of defendants: 4

Charges: Receiving a bribe from a company to facilitate some of the procedures in the ministry

From 9 March 2017 hearing

Bani Mazar violence incidents

Military Court, Assiut, number of defendants: 76

Charges: Belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood group, plotting to set fire to police and public institutions, inciting violence and rioting

Lifting freeze on Mubarak and his sons' assets

Cairo Criminal Court, Abasyia Court

Reviewing the appeal filed by former president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal to lift the assets freeze imposed on them

The court adjourned the case to April 27, 2017, for reviewing case documents

8 - April
2017

Assassinating the Public Prosecutor

Cairo Criminal Court convened at Police Cadets Institute in Tora, number of defendants: 67

Charges| Joining an lawful group, Murder of the former Public Prosecutor, Hisham Barakat

From the 24/12/2016 hearing, to proceed with the hearing of the prosecution witnesses

Dispersal of Rabaa sit-in

Cairo Criminal Court convened at Police Cadets Institute, number of defendants: 739

Charges: Joining an unlawful group, murder, attempted murder, destruction of public and private property, gathering, and protesting without prior notice.

From 21 March 2017 hearing, for hearing the prosecution witnesses and the absence of defendants

Insulting the judiciary

Cairo Criminal Court, convened at the Police Academy, the trial of 24 defendants in the case No. 478/2014 Sayeda Zeinab misdemeanors.

Charges: Insulting the judiciary and publishing false news.

From the 11 February 2017 hearing

Al-Minya terrorist cell

Al-Minya Criminal Court, number of defendants: 8

Charges: Forming a cell that targets police and army men, inciting protests, belonging to the MB group, calling for vandalizing the public properties at Al-Minya center

9 - April
2017

Assassinating the Public Prosecutor

Cairo Criminal Court convened at Police Cadets Institute in Tora, number of defendants: 67

Charges| Joining an lawful group, Murder of the former Public Prosecutor, Hisham Barakat

From the April 8 hearing, to proceed with the hearing the pleading

The Cabinet incidents

Giza Criminal Court, Police Academy, number of defendants: 136

Charges: Gathering, unlicensed protesting, burning Cairo’s Egyptian Scientific Complex, attacking public property

From the March 28, 2017 hearing

Ministry of Agriculture bribery

Court of Cassation, the Supreme Court

Reviewing the appeal submitted by former minister of agriculture and his office head over the ruling issued against them into the case known as the bribe of the Ministry of Agriculture

From 25 March 2017 hearing, for adjudication

Air Defense massacre

Cairo Criminal Court, at Police Cadets Institute, number of defendants: 16 from Al-Zamalek Sporting club fans

Charges: Gathering, murder, attempted murder

From the 22 February 2017 hearing

10 - April
2017

Public Prosecutor assassination

Cairo Criminal Court convened at Police Cadets Institute in Tora, number of defendants: 67

Charges| Joining an lawful group, Murder of the former Public Prosecutor, Hisham Barakat

From the 9 April 2017 hearing, to proceed with the pleadings.

Kerdasa massacre

Cairo Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute, number of defendants: 156.

Charges:  Gathering, murder, attempted murder, attacking public and private property, possession of firearms, and influencing public officials.

From the 9 April 2017 hearing.

Breaking into Maghagha Police Station

Military court in Assiut, Number of defendants 49

Charges| Joining an unlawful group, gathering, and breaking into Maghagha Police Station

From the 1st of April 2017 hearing.

Shutting down Ibn Khaldoun Center

State Council Administrative Court, lawsuit No. 10437/69, lodged by a lawyer, demanding the withdrawal of license and shutting down of Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies.

From the 8 January 2017 hearing

11 - April
2017

Kerdasa massacre

Cairo Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute, number of defendants: 156.

Charges:  Gathering, murder, attempted murder, attacking public and private property, possession of firearms, and influencing public officials.

From the 10 April 2017 hearing

Invalidating the maritime border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Greece

Administrative Judiciary Court, State Council

Reviewing the appeal submitted to reject the border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Greece

The court decided to adjourn the case to 6 June 2017 hearing

Bani Mazar violence incidents

Military Court, Assiut, number of defendants: 76

Charges: Belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood group, plotting to set fire to police and public institutions, inciting violence and rioting

From the hearing of 6 April 2017

Storming Dermowas Court

Military Court, Assiut, Number of defendants: 9

Charges: Joining an outlawed group, forming a gathering, demonstrating without prior notice, breaking into Dermowas court

From the 1st of April 2017 hearing

Storming Al-Ahram Hotel

Giza Criminal Court, Police Academy, number of defendants: 26

Charges: Joining an unlawful group, breaking into Al-Ahramat Hotel

From 7 March 2017 hearing, to hear the witnesses

12 - April
2017

Breaking into Delga Checkpoint

The Military Court, Assuit, number of defendants: 3

Charges: Joining an unlawful group, breaking into Delga checkpoint

From the 5th of April, 2017 hearing

Storming Dermowas City Council

Military Court, Assiut, Number of defendants: 9

Charges: Joining an outlawed group, forming a gathering, breaking into Dermowas city council

From the 5th of April 2017 hearing

Burning Dermowas Supply Office

Military Court, Assiut, Number of defendants: 2

Charges: Joining an outlawed group, forming a gathering, breaking into and setting fire to Dermowas Supply Office.

From the 5th of April 2017 hearing

Helwan Microbus Cell

Cairo Criminal Court,  Police Cadets Institute, number of defendants: 32

Charges: Being members at a terrorist group established against the law and constitution, possessing weapons and explosives, carrying out a number of terrorist operations, murdering policemen, assassinating a police officer and 7 low-ranking police officers from Helwan police station, committing terrorist operations at Al-Moneeb police station, killing Brigadier Ali Fahmi, head of the Moneeb Traffic Unit, and setting fire to his car, along with low-ranking police officer Ahmed Fawy (from Giza Traffic Department) at Marazeeq ambush, armed robbery at Helwan Post Office and stealing 82,000 EGP on 6 April, 2016.

From the 12 March, 2017 hearing

Joining a terrorist group

Cairo Criminal Court, in Abbaseya, case No. 6457/2016 Helwan Criminal, number of defendants: 1.

Charges:Joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, being Admin of pages on social networking websites.

From 11 January 2017 hearing, to hear witnesses

13 - April
2017

Storming the Administrative Prosecution at Dermowas

The Military Court, Assuit, Number of defendants: 3

Charges: Being a member at an unlawful group, raiding and setting fire to the Administrative Prosecution’s building

From the 5 April 2017 hearing, for adjudication

Al-Basatin violence incidents

Cairo Criminal Court, at the Police Cadets Institute, Number of defendants: 10

Charges: Burning two police cars at Al-Basatin neighborhood in January 2014

From the 13th of March 2017 hearing

Setting fire to Al-Moneeb police station

Cairo Criminal Court, at the Police Cadets Institute, Number of defendants: 26

Charges: Display of force, gathering, destruction of public and private property, threatening citizens, possession of weapons and ammunition in order to halt the provisions of the constitution and the law.

From the 13 March 2017

15 - April
2017

Interior Ministry corruption

Cairo Criminal Court, at the Police Cadets Institute, number of defendants: Habib Al-Adly and 12 others (Interior Ministry’s officials)

Charges: Seizing and facilitating seizure of public funds at the Ministry of the Interior

The court sentenced the defendants to 7 years in prison in addition to 195 million EGP fine.

Public Prosecutor assassination

Cairo Criminal Court, Police Cadets Institute in Tora, Number of defendants: 67

Accusation: Joining a group established against the law, and Killing Hisham Barakat, former Public Prosecutor

From 10 April 2017 hearing, to proceed with pleadings

Money laundering and profiteering case

Cairo Criminal Court, Fifth Settlement, Number of defendants: 3, including Husseing Salem

Charges: Money laundering and profiteering

From the 22 January 2017, to submit documents

Manipulating the stock market

Cairo Criminal Court, Police Academy, defendants: Gamal & Alaa Mubarak and 7 others.

Charges: Profiteering and public funds seizure

From the 15 April 2017 hearing

16 - April
2017

Kerdasa violence incidents

Giza Criminal Court, convened at the Police Academy- Case No. 20352/2014 (Kerdasa/ Criminal), Number of defendants: 11

Charges: Gathering, using force and violence with the police, possessing arms and ammunition without a license in the violent incidents took place in December 2014 in Kerdasa City

From the 22 March, 2017

Imbaba terrorist cell

Giza Criminal Court, Police Academy, number of defendants: 16.

Charges: Establishing a group founded against the law in order to attack state institutions, attacking freedom, harming national unity, targeting Christians, disturbing public order, endangering society, attacking the armed forces, possession of firearms.
From the 19 March 2017 hearing

Breaking into Abo-Qefas Police Station

The Military Court, Assuit, Number of defendants: 5

Charges: Storming Abo-Qefas Police Station amid the incidents of Rabaa and Al-Nahda Sit-in dispersal

From the 5 March 2017

Stripping Youssef Al-Qaradawy from his citizenship

State Council’s Administrative Judiciary Court, Appeal No. 69188/67, submitted by Hamdy al-Fakharany to revoke the nationality of Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradaw

From the hearing of 22 January 2017

Stripping the citizenship from Alaa Sadek

State Council Administrative Court, lawsuit lodged by Samir Sabry to revoke the citizenship of TV host Alaa Sadek

From the 14th of January, 2017 hearing

17 - April
2017

18 - April
2017

Invalidating Cairo Court of Urgent Matters' ruling

The Administrative Judiciary Court, State Council

Reviewing the appeal filed by lawyers Malek Adly and Khaled Ali to against the decision to void the ruling issued by Cairo Court of Urgent Matters with regard to Tiran and Sanafir islands

Invalidating Cairo Court of Urgent Matters' ruling

The Administrative Judiciary Court, State Council

Reviewing the appeal filed by lawyers Malek Adly and Khaled Ali to against the decision to void the ruling issued by Cairo Court of Urgent Matters with regard to Tiran and Sanafir islands

Al-Bahr Al-Aazam (The Greatest Sea) incidents

Giza Criminal Court, at the Police Cadets, Re-trial of the MB guide along with 13 others

Charges: Inciting to commit acts of violence, murder, attempted murder, and gathering

From the 13 March 2017 hearing

Shipyard workers

The Military Court, Alexandria, Number of defendants: 26 working at the Alexandria Shipyard Company

Charges: Inciting to strike, refraining from work

From the 28 March 2017 hearing, for adjudication

Ansar Beit al-Maqdes Case

Cairo Criminal Court, convened at the Police Academy, in Case No. 423/2013 state security, number of defendants: 213

Charges: Committing 54 crimes, including assassination of police officers and attempting to assassinate the former minister of interior Major General Mohammed Ibrahim.

From the 28 March 2017

19 - April
2017

20 - April
2017

22 - April
2017

Trial of Aahdy Fadly over an illicit gains case

Cairo Criminal Court at Abdeen- Reviewing the trial of Aahdy Fadly, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Akhabr Al-Youm, along with Hany Kamel, in charge of Advertisement Section head at the same institution, against the backdrop of being charged with illicit gains.

From hearing 26/ 11 / 2016

To receive the reports

23 - April
2017

24 - April
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26 - April
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27 - April
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30 - April
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