Trial of suspects in police station attack postponed

The Nasr City Misdemeanor Court postponed the trial of seven individuals accused of assaulting the Nasr City police station and a nearby hospital until 5 September. The defense requested the delay to have more time to submit documents.

Prosecutors referred the suspects to trial after investigations suggested that they had thrown stones and empty bottles at the police station’s entrance before vandalizing the hospital. The suspects are accused of rioting, assaulting public servants and damaging public and private property.

Authorities say the attack began when one suspect was engaged in a verbal altercation with a police assistant inside the station, which escalated into a physical assault that left the assistant bruised and injured. When the aggressor was detained, the suspect’s relatives headed to the hospital where the assistant was being treated and vandalized the entrance hall.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm 

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