Violation of Defense Right in April 6 Events Trial
|Thursday, September 11,2008 01:42|
|By Mustafa Radwan|
Defense members -13 of them- threatened to withdraw, because the court breached the lawyers’ right to defend, not responding to any of their demands and the trial continuation for five consecutive days without giving the lawyers any chance for studying the case, as a result of lack of time and the large number of defendants.
Tanta Criminal Court (Emergency) began the trial nearly a month ago, after prosecutors’ decision to assign 49 residents to be tried by the Emergency Court, on charges of coalition and riots at April 6 events.
Human Rights Organizations sharply criticized the assignment to the
The Court postponed the case in its very first session to the current September 6, and consecutively till Wednesday. In Wednesday’s session, after hearing the witnesses, the case was postponed for the fifth consecutive day. Thursday’s session is to hear the defense prosecutors, then the defense of the accused.
On top of the lawyers who threatened to withdraw is the director of