Egyptian Court Acquits Lawyers of Breaching Tiran-Sanafir Agreement With Saudi Arabia

Published April 23rd, 2018 - 03:13 GMT
(AFP/ File Photo)
(AFP/ File Photo)

The Banha Misdemeanor Court acquitted on Monday two lawyers over charges of “breaching the demonstration law and protesting against the maritime demarcation agreement with the Saudi Kingdom, known as Tiran and Sanafir”.

The court ordered 10 other defendants in the case to pay a LE10.000 ($0.56) fine.

In February, the court sentenced all of the 12 defendants to three years in prison after they failed to attend the hearing session of the appeal submitted by the prosecution against their acquittance in the initial session.

Head of the accused lawyers’ defense Sameh Ashour, chief of the lawyers’ syndicate, earlier told the court that the lawyers gathered in Sheben al-Qanater courthouse of Qaliobya and held anti-Tiran and Sanafir agreement signs for ten minutes without causing interruption to the court’s works.

Ashour asserted that the police report which accused the lawyers of carrying out acts of terrorism and unlawful assembly was irrelevant to the facts of the case.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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