Kenya court adjourns trial of 'bomb plot' Iranians
7/24/2012 4:00:05 PM -
NAIROBI (AFP) - A Nairobi court on Tuesday adjourned the trial of two Iranians accused of possessing explosives allegedly for use in bomb attacks in Kenya.
Ahmed Mohammed and Sayed Mansour, who were arrested in June and charged with suspected links to a terror network planning bombings in Mombasa and Nairobi, are accused of possessing 15 kilos (33 pounds) of the powerful explosive RDX.
Both men have denied the charges.
The hearing was cut short on the second day of proceedings and pushed to August 3, when a new date is expected to be made for the resumption of the trial.
Defence lawyer Karathe Wandugi has alleged the suspects were interrogated by Israeli security officers while in Kenyan detention, claims dismissed by the prosecution.
The accusation follows a declaration by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who in early July, shortly after the two were charged, said Iran was plotting attacks against Israel in Kenya.