Douma trial judge says verdict 'fair', while US 'deeply troubled'

February 5, 2015 11:08 AM

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Douma trial judge says verdict 'fair', while US 'deeply troubled'

“Praise goes to God who helped us to issue the verdict, we have issued a fair one as we have been reviewing the case for a long time. I and the rest of the judges know well that we did not commit injustice to anyone as we will all be held accountable in front of God,” Mohamed Nagy Shehata, the judge overseeing the trial and head of Cairo criminal court, told Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

On Wednesday, Cairo criminal court sentenced Douma and another 229 defendants to life in prison and fined them LE17 million (US$2.2 million) for involvement in the December 2011 cabinet clashes.

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