Africa Egypt court adjourns Morsi Ittihadiya trial to Nov. 9

Egypt court adjourns Morsi Ittihadiya trial to Nov. 9

 

Ousted President Mohamed Morsi
Ousted President Mohamed Morsi

(AA) – An Egyptian court on Thursday adjourned to November 9 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 14 others accused of inciting the murder of demonstrators outside Cairo’s Ittihadiya presidential palace in 2012, judicial sources have said.

According to the sources, judges postponed trial proceedings in order to hear arguments from the defendants’ lawyers 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.”

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

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