Egypt: Cairo court postpones trial of Egyptian rights lawyer Khaled Ali to 3 July

May 29, 2017

Khaled Ali

A Cairo misdemeanour court has postponed to 3 July the first session in the trial of prominent rights lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali, who is facing charges of “offending public decency.”

Last week, Ali, 45, was released on EGP 1,000 bail one day after he was detained “without questioning” and referred to trial, according to his lawyer.

The postponement on Monday was requested by Ali’s defence team to have more time to prepare for trial.

Ali, who recently spearheaded a case challenging a government deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, faces charges of “making an obscene action [that] offends public decency.”

The charges stem from an incident last January when Ali allegedly gave a middle finger while being lifted up by a crowd during a demonstration outside the State Council headquarters.

The demonstration was celebrating a court ruling annulling the 2016 deal to hand over control of the Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.

Ali did not attend the Monday court session.

The case against Ali was filed by independent lawyer Samir Sabry in January.

Ali ran for president in Egypt’s 2012 presidential elections, which saw the election of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/269765/Egypt/Politics-/Cairo-court-postpones-trial-of-Egyptian-rights-law.aspx

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-trial-of-egyptian-rights-lawyer-with-presidential-ambitions-starts-2454655

http://in.reuters.com/article/egypt-politics-idINKBN18P1A5

http://www.egyptindependent.com/khaled-ali-hearing-indecent-act-adjourned-july-3/

http://reviews.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/26614/egypt-media-roundup-(may-29)

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-05-29/trial-of-egyptian-rights-lawyer-with-presidential-ambitions-starts

http://dailynewsegypt.com/2017/05/29/khaled-ali-trial-postponed-3-july/

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/smear-campaign-incites-violence-against-human-rights-defenders-egypt-0

https://www.amnesty.fr/presse/gypte-lancien-candidat-la-prsidentielle-khaled-ali (FRANCAIS)

https://www.agenzianova.com/a/592c03d4435123.23176094/1575399/2017-05-29/egitto-tribunale-espelle-giornalisti-da-prima-udienza-processo-avvocato-protagonista-proteste-isole-mar-rosso (ITALIANO)

https://www.agenzianova.com/a/592c2011d87638.27567640/1575469/2017-05-29/egitto-aggiornato-al-3-luglio-processo-contro-avvocato-protagonista-proteste-isole-mar-rosso (ITALIANO)

http://www.ara.cat/opinio/Contra-dissidencia_0_1804619559.html (CATALONE)

Tagged:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: