Trial of Egypt auditing agency chief adjourned to May 22
By Magdi Mohamed, Monday, May 19, 2014
CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Monday adjourned to May 22 the trial of the head of Egypt's main auditing agency and two journalists accused of "offending" judges, judicial sources have said.
Egypt's Supreme Judiciary Council referred Hisham Geneina, head of Egypt's Central Auditing Agency; Magdi al-Galad, former chief editor of private daily Al-Masry al-Youm and current chief editor of daily Al-Watan; and Mohamed al-Sanhouri, a journalist for Al-Masry al-Youm to the Cairo Criminal Court for allegedly slurring the Egyptian Judges' Club and club head Ahmed al-Zend.
In an interview with Al-Masry al-Youm early last year, Geneina – who at the time was serving as head of Egypt's Court of Cassation – slammed last year's Judges' Club elections as "ridiculous."
He accused al-Zend of tarnishing the image of Egypt's judiciary, illegally amassing large amounts of money and abusing his position to obtain property on Egypt's north coast.
Al-Galad was referred to trial in the same case in his capacity as editor of the newspaper in which the interview was published.
He is accused of failing to remove parts of the interview deemed to be "in violation of the law."
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