Cairo Appeal Court resumed on Monday the request to replace the judges of prison break and espionage lawsuits at which toppled President Mohamed Morsy and other Muslim Brotherhood figures are accused.
Court resumes reviewing request of replacing judges of espionage and prison break lawsuits
Copts and Poliltical Islam
Tuesday ,04 March 2014
The request was originally submitted by defense lawyers of the suspects Mohamed al-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy.
Among the runaway suspects: Islamic preacher Youssef al-Qaradawy, former Information Minister Salah abdel Maqsoud, deputy Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mahmoud Ezzat, Hamas’s Qassam brigades leaders Ramzy Mowafy and Ayman Nofal, Hezbollah leaders Mohamed Youssef Mansour and Ehab al-Sayyed Morsy. The last two suspects were sentenced to rigorous imprisonment in April 2010 over the lawsuit of Hezbollah terrorist cell.
Judge Hassan Samir, delegated from Appeal Court to investigate the incidents, accused the suspects of kidnapping and detaining policemen at Gaza, possessing heavy weapons, killing and attempting to murder policemen, setting public establishments on fire, breaking into prisons and stealing its contents, enabling inmates of running away and stirring chaos.