Court sets 26 August trial date for Suez murder

The Ismailia Court of Appeals will hold on 26 August the first session in the trial of three men accused of murdering Ahmed Hussein Eid in Suez.

Prosecutors charged the three defendants with forming a group that imposes their own extremist religious views and assaulting citizens and violating their rights. They are also charged with the premeditated murder of Eid.

Eid died on 1 July in an Ismailia university hospital after being stabbed by three men while he was walking with his fiancée. According to the fiancée’s testimony as published in Al-Masry Al-Youm, the men had confronted Eid about walking alone with a girl before stabbing him in the groin and driving away on a motorcycle.

A group which calls itself the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Egypt declared responsibility for the act the next day on its Facebook page.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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