10 year old child appears in Minya Criminal Court as one of defendants charged in mass trial

July 15, 2016

Egyptian media was taken by surprise on Thursday when Minya Criminal Court had standing before judges a child, Ahmed Khalaf Radi, who is only 10 years old. Ahmed was standing trial as one of the defendants in the case of the attack on a police station in the Minya Governorate on August 14, 2013, with Mohamed Badie, general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, and 682 other defendants.

The head of the court ordered to see the child immediately after the start of the meeting, and seated the child on his own in the seats allocated for journalists not letting him enter the cage for the defendants. The judge then acquitted and released Ahmed, but the prosecutor appealed the verdict, and Ahmed will be retried again.

The detainees face charges in this case of breaking into, and burning and looting, Adwa police station in Minya, killing a police sergeant following the Rabaa Adaweyya massacre on August 14, 2013.

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