Trial of 14 accused of killing protesters in Suez opens Saturday

The trial of 14 defendants accused of killing protesters in Suez during the revolution is scheduled to begin at a Suez criminal court Saturday. Among the accused are ten policemen and officers and businessman Ibrahim Farag and his three sons.

Counselors Adly Fadel, Samy Abdel Halim and Ayman Sho'ayb, and judges Ahmed Abdel Fadil and Gharib Ahmed will preside over the trial.

The prosecutors identified Sheikh Hafez Salama, leader of resistance in Suez, as the first witness in the case.
Salama told Al-Masry Al-Youm that he received a telephone call from Ahmed Mahmoud, the Suez public prosecutor, telling him that the minister of justice approved the request to hold the trial in Suez instead of Ismailia.

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