Khanka Criminal Court decided on Tuesday to adjourn the trial of four police officers until 12 November charged with the deaths of 36 prisoner at Abu Zaabal prison.
The four officers were referred by Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat to Criminal Court on charges of homicide.
Thirty-six arrested supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy were killed in mid-August inside an inmate transport van in the prisons Abu Zaabal in Qalubia, North Cairo, according to the Interior Ministry.
The ministry claims that after their arrival to the prison in the van, Morsy supporters held a police officer hostage, prompting security forces to use tear gas inside the van to prevent their escape, resulting in the death of 36 people, as a result from suffocation and the stampede.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm