Egypt court adjourns Morsi's Ittihadiya trial to Oct. 12

Morsi and 14 co-defendants, seven of whom are being tried in absentia, stand accused of inciting the murder of opposition demonstrators outside Cairo's Ittihadiya presidential palace in late 2012

Egypt court adjourns Morsi's Ittihadiya trial to Oct. 12

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned to October 12 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 14 others charged with inciting the murder of demonstrators outside Cairo's Ittihadiya presidential palace in late 2012, a judicial source has said.

According to the source, judges had to postpone the trial in order to hear the prosecution's argument at the next hearing.

Morsi and 14 co-defendants, seven of whom are being tried in absentia, stand accused of inciting the murder of opposition demonstrators outside Cairo's Ittihadiya presidential palace in late 2012.

Although a total of 11 people – including eight Morsi supporters – were killed in the violence, the trial only addresses the death of one reporter and two anti-Morsi demonstrators.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader, was ousted by the military in July of last year – after only one year in office – following protests against his presidency.

He currently faces four separate trials for multiple criminal charges, including espionage, jailbreak and "offending the judiciary."

Morsi, along with his co-defendants, insists that the charges against him are politically driven.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Ekim 2014, 16:07
YORUM EKLE