Egypt Watch

Ticket martyr defence demands EGP 1 million compensation

Tanta Criminal Court has postponed the trial of the Alexandria-Aswan train conductor to February 15 in the case known as the ticket martyr.

The train conductor is accused of intentionally killing Mohamed Eid and injuring his friend Ahmed Samir by opening the door of the train and forcing them to get out while the train was travelling at least 25 kilometres per hour because they had not paid for their ticket.

In widely shared video online passengers allege the conductor forced the men to exit the train while it was slowing down but still in motion.

One of the defence panel members asked for the case to be changed from an injury that led to death to willful killing and are asking for EGP 1 million compensation.