The North Cairo Court did not pronounce is verdict on the case of the ‘Maspero incident’,
The North Cairo Court did not pronounce is verdict on the case of the ‘Maspero incident’, in which two Copts were charged with stealing a gun from the Armed Forces during the 9 October 2011 attack by the military and security forces against a Coptic peaceful demonstration in Maspero, Cairo. The attack had left 27 Copts killed, shot dead or literally crushed as the armoured trucks of the military mowed them through, and came to be known as the ‘Maspero Massacre’.
The court’s decision yesterday to adjourn till 4 February 2013 to pronounce its verdict has come within the decision taken by all Egyptian courts to suspend their work in protest against President Mursi’s recent Constitutional Declaration which curtailed the independence of the judiciary.
4 December 2012
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