Egyptian court postpones protesters' trial
CAIRO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- An Egyptian military court has postponed until Sunday the trial of 53 suspects arrested during a September protest at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo.
The protesters stormed the embassy after demolishing a wall in front of the building, took down the Israeli flag and threw embassy papers out the windows, al-Masry al-Youm reported Tuesday.
Defense lawyers argued in court Monday that the decision to refer the suspects for military trial was invalid since the article in the penal code that it was based on had been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Constitutional Court.
They further argued that the arrests were random and that the prosecution's witnesses failed to determine the identity of any of the detained suspects.
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