The cases of Majors Ahmad Shuman, Amr Metwaly, and Tamer Badr have been postponed until Feb 12. According to Major Shuman’s wife Mona Salah, reason given for the delay was the appointment of a new judge to the panel required that all the paperwork be done afresh.
The delay means that on 25 Jan, while the Supreme Council Of Armed Forces proclaims
its support for the revolution, it will be holding in it’s prisons another three army officers for the crime of entering Tahrir and siding with the protesters. Meanwhile, as Shuman’s family point out, those responsible for killing protesters walk free.
It is feared that the men will share the fates of the “April 8th Officers”, who are currently serving sentences, reportedly of three years for attending a protest in Tahrir Square in uniform.