|Date: 15/07/2012 Time: 11:00:00 PM
Algiers Criminal Court on Sunday adjourned until
the coming judiciary session the trial of 21 suspected members of Al-Qaeda in
the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), including 18 at large.
They face the charges of assassinating and planning hold to ransom some
politicians and public figures.
Among of the 18 defendants on the run is the AQIM leader Abdulmalik Drodkal
and Abdulmo'men Rashid who supplied the terrorist organization with explosive
charges used against a military post and a hotel in east Algiers.
The captured defendants include Mohammad Sharik - the leader of AQIM's
Al-Nour Battalion which is active in the central northern province of
Boumerdes, Walid Khalid and Othman Tawani.
The court, chaired by Justice Omar Khorshi, decided to put off the
prosecution due to the absence of the defense lawyers.