2010 - May 24 - RETRIAL - Experts testify
Evidence - Video footage showed Mr el Sokari leaving the Oasis hotel, entering Suzan Tamim’s building, then going back to his hotel and checking out shortly after the murder of Suzan Tamim on July 28, 2008. Other video footage showed Suzan Tamim’s body lying in a pool of blood at the entrance to her apartment.
The defence team has insisted that the tapes were fabricated or had been tampered with and presented their witness, Ahmad Ebrahim, to the court, to bolster their theory.
Ahmad Ebrahim (Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Government-run Ain Shams University) "My doubts were based on "several shortcomings" in the way the clues were collected from the scene of Suzan's murder."
Dirzadeh Wajih el Din (Pakistani Engineer) - Responsible for the installation of the surveillance cameras in Remal tower, Jumeirah Beach Residence, where Suzan Tamim resided.
“I’m 100 per cent sure of the authenticity of the footage because if it was adapted or tampered with, the footage wouldn’t have been able to be played. That’s how these [digital video records] are designed.”
A Pakistani technician from a Canadian company (responsible for installing and operating surveillance cameras at Al Waha Hotel in Dubai where Mohsen stayed at the time of the murder) was also cross examined by the court.
"The technician told the court that the images captured allegedly of Mohsen in the wake of the murder on the cameras could not be tampered with."
Adel Abdel Salam (Chief Judge of the court) adjourned the trial hearings until Tuesday.
Expected testimony when trial resumes:
The court will cross examine representatives of the same company in Egypt upon a request from the defence lawyers for the two defendants.
Heba el Iraqi (Egyptian Forensic Expert) who analysed Mr el Sokari’s DNA and testified at the
first trial, will again testify. Officers tracked Mr el Sokari through clothes that carried his DNA as well as Suzan Tamim’s blood.
Saeed Ali Ahly (Dubai Police Prosecutor) who investigated the case, will testify at the request of the defendants’ lawyers.