Trial of four policemen involved in killing 36 imprisoned Morsy supporters adjourned to December

The Khanka Misdemeanor Court postponed on Tuesday the trial of four policemen from Heliopolis Police Station to 17 December to review the lawsuit documents.
The policemen are accused of involvement in the killings of 36 persons affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood inside an Abu Zaabal prison truck.
Lawyers defending the suspects demanded returning the lawsuit back to prosecution for investigation and then referring it to criminal court. They also requested hearing testimonies from the survivors.
The lawyers claimed the court is not fit to review the case.
Thirty-six arrested supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy were killed in mid-August inside an inmate transport van in the Abu Zaabal prison in Qalubia, north Cairo, according to the Interior Ministry.
The ministry claims that after their arrival at 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 and resulting in the deaths of 36 people. The ministry said that the deaths were caused by suffocation and a stampede.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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