Upon the request of the defense, the Abdeen Misdemeanor Appeal Court on Monday postponed the trial of April 6 Movement leaders Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Maher and political activist Ahmed Douma until 10 February.
The defendants had been sentenced to three years in prison and fined LE50,000 each on charges of assaulting and injuring six Central Security recruits while securing the court, organizing a demonstration without notifying the authorities, and disrupting means of transportation.
The defense demanded their release, and Douma was able to attend his exam at Tanta University.
The three activists were arrested while demonstrating against the new protest law, which requires prior authorization from the Interior Ministry before holding any protest. Many human rights groups, international organizations and foreign countries have expressed deep concerns about the law, as it illustrates a regression in freedoms.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm