Security denies journalists access to Brotherhood supporters trial


Security forces on Saturday denied journalists and media professionals access to first trial session of 104 Muslim Brotherhood supporters accused of committing violence and killing at al-Zaher area in July.

The session takes place at South Cairo Criminal Court.

Public Prosecutor Hesham Barakat earlier approved referring the suspects to court after investigations showed that they were involved in crimes of assaulting people as well as public and private properties, using violence and force to intimidate others, killing citizen called Ahmed Salah al-Bassiouny, and attempting murder of citizen called Amr Badawy and others.

Prosecution also accused them of possessing arms, edged-weapons and unlicensed ammunition.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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