Today was supposedly the last day in Khaled Said’s trial , today was supposedly the sentence hearing but unsurprisingly it is adjourned to next 24 September 2011.
Officially it is adjourned to September 2011 because the court has ordered a new autopsy report instead of the old based on Sabai’s shameless report by the request of Khaled’s attorney. A new committee made of professors from Cairo university and Ain Shams university will put the new autopsy report. Also the charges will be changed according to evidence that are inconsistent with old case. You must bear in mind according to the current charges the two agents are facing their maximum penalty will be 3 years in jail while if the new autopsy report proved that he was beaten to death then those two agents will face first degree murder and death penalty as maximum penalty.
It will in next September because the judges have their summer vacation in Egypt in the month of August , the cases are adjourned according to vacancies in the cases roll or what ever it is called in English.
Needless to see people are extremely angry for this adjournment especially it is not the first adjournment in an important trial lately , also it comes in less than 72 hours after Tahrir clashes and the return of sit in. I believe this is a lot of time in a very cortical timing. Many believe that this is a political move and that the police agents were going to be acquitted but what happened so far this week made whoever runs the show to rethink the charges.
Many of the activists who waited for the sentence outside the court house actually came from Cairo , from Tahrir angry enough to feel furious.
My personal view that this is not a bad thing because again the maximum penalty these two police agents were facing according to the old report was 3 years only. I am sure if the sentence was 3 years only , the activists will be madder . I understand their frustration though considering what we have been though but we have to think with our minds.
The question now is how that the upcoming autopsy committee will check the body of late Khaled after a whole year. Of course now I remember that the family of Khaled Said had an autopsy report prepared by famous British Dr. John Clark and that it was not documented officially by the Egyptian embassy last year. We need this report now.
This is the 9th adjournment in this important case and honestly I do not mind it to be adjourned if Khaled Said’s full rights will be restored based on justice and not based on public’s opinion. Insh Allah Khaled Said’s rights will be restored by justice.