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Morsi Presidential Palace trial postponed to Monday

Former president charged, alongside 14 others, with inciting the killing of protesters


Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Presidential Palace trial postponed to Monday. (AFP FILE PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)
Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Presidential Palace trial postponed to Monday.
(AFP FILE PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)

Cairo Criminal Court postponed Sunday the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and fourteen others in the Presidential Palace trial until Monday.

The defendants are accused of inciting the murder of protesters during clashes outside the Itihadiya Palace in December 2012.

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

Originally scheduled for 28 January, the trial has recently faced repeated delays. Monday will be the third consecutive day of hearings in the case. It was temporarily postponed Saturday and Sunday.

Morsi is also 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 has been in custody since his ouster by the military on 3 July. Until his first appearance in court on 4 November, his place of detention was unknown.

He is yet to receive a verdict in any of his trials.

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