Ex-judge, Al-Jazeera presenter to stand trial for 'torture'

Prominent former judge Mahmoud al-Khudeiry and Al-Jazeera presenter Ahmed Mansour have both been referred to court where they will face allegations of torture.

Ex-judge, Al-Jazeera presenter to stand trial for 'torture'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Retired judged Mahmoud al-Khudeiry, who is known to be a critic of the coup that ousted the elected Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in July, will stand trial with Al-Jazeera presented Ahmed Mansour on 'torture' charges.

The two men are accused of "torturing" a lawyer near Cairo's Tahrir Square during the 2011 revolution that ousted autocratic president Hosni Mubarak, a judicial source told Anadolu Agency.

Former justice minister Osama Yassin, Salafi preacher Safwat Hegazi and four Muslim Brotherhood members – including senior group leader Mohamed al-Beltagi – will also stand trial for the same charges.

The 73-year-old al-Khudeiry, a former lawmaker and ex-vice president of Egypt's Court of Cassation, was arrested on Monday and remanded in custody for four days pending investigation.

The other defendants in the case – except for Mansour, who is currently abroad – remain in police custody on incitement-to-violence charges.

Last Mod: 27 Kasım 2013, 18:11
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