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‘Presidential Palace’ trial postponed

Next hearing will take place on Monday


Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi looks on from behind the defendants cage during is trial on May 8, 2014 alongside 130 others on charges of organising jail breaks during the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak.  (AFP PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)
Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi looks on from behind the defendants cage during is trial on May 8, 2014.
(AFP PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)

On Sunday a Cairo criminal court postponed until Monday the trial of Mohamed Morsi and other head members of the recently-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who face charges of inciting the killing of 10 protesters outside the Presidential Palace in December 2012.

On Monday the court will hear eyewitness testimony, according to Aswat Masriya.

The 15 defendants in the trial, which took place at the Police Academy in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement, include Islamist notables such as Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Chairman Saad Al-Katatni, ultraconservative preacher Wagdy Ghoneim, and senior FJP member Mohamed Al-Beltagy.

Morsi is also the co-defendant in three other trials: escaping from Wadi El-Natrun Prison on 28 January 2011, insulting the judiciary, and for espionage by working with foreign Islamist groups to “create chaos” in Egypt.

Morsi is yet to receive a verdict in any of his trials. A number of the defendants in this case, however, have already received death sentences.

On 19 June, Mohamed Badie and Mohamed Al-Beltagy received death sentences stemming from violence that occurred outside the Istiqama Mosque.

This was Badie’s second death sentence. He was also one of 638 who were sentenced to death on 28 April by the Minya Criminal Court for allegedly killing two policemen and breaking into the Edwa Police Station on 14 August.

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