Egypt charging 25 for sending camels into Tahrir Square

By REUTERS
July 7, 2011 18:01

CAIRO - The head of Egypt's Judicial Investigation Commission referred 25 people including aides of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak for trial on Thursday for instigating a camel charge to break up mass protests in February.

Mubarak loyalists mounted on camels and horses charged through crowds of protesters on Feb. 2, a decisive moment in the 18-day uprising against his rule.Among those sent for trial were Fathi Sorour, former speaker in the lower house of parliament and Safwat Sherif, former head of parliament's upper house.

"The [accused] are referred to criminal court on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in the camel event," said Mohamed al-Sabrout, a lawyer handling the case.


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