Dissident officers case delayed.

Major Shuman's wife, Mona Salah holding up a banner in support of her husband, who is one of three Egyptian army majors currently facing charges related to them joining protests in Tahrir Square. Photo by @patrickgaley

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.


About Austin G. Mackell

I am a freelance journalist who has worked for a variety of corporate and community outlets from my hometown of Sydney and from the Middle East, including from Lebanon during Israels 2006 invasion and from Iran during the tumultuous presidential elections there in 2009. I have recently moved to Cairo to watch the revolutions in Arab world unfold.
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