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Egypt court imposes gag order on Morsi's espionage trial

The trial of 36 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including Egypt's ousted Islamist president Morsi, was adjourned to 28 April

Ahram Online, Tuesday 22 Apr 2014
Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi stands,on Jan 28,2014 (Photo:AP)
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A Cairo criminal court imposed a media ban on the espionage trial of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi during Tuesday's session.

The trial of 36 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including Morsi, was adjourned to 28 April to allow witness testimonies to be heard and evidence to be collected.

The defendants are accused of collaborating with overseas organisations to commit acts of terrorism in Egypt, revealing defence secrets to a foreign country, funding terrorists and organising military training "to achieve the purposes of the international organisation of the Brotherhood".

Morsi, who was removed from power by the army in July 2013 amid mass nationwide protests against his year-long rule, also faces a number of other charges in separate trials, including jail break during the January 25 revolution and inciting the murder and torture of opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

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22-04-2014 07:57pm
World should not know the true nature of evil trial
because there won't be any truth in these trials, there are only going to be sentencing without any crime.
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22-04-2014 10:12pm
Morsi is an ex-convict
Morsi broke out of jail by force on January 28, 2011 amid the security vacuum that ensued after MB gangs attacked and burned down the police stations around the country at the first days of the 2011 revolution. Now Morsi is detained pending investigations over crimes of collaboration with foreign intelligence, jeopardizing Egypt’s national security and illegally breaking out of jail. In any respected democracy, runaway convicts don’t run for presidency however belong in jail.

22-04-2014 06:41pm
Should have implemented the gag order from day one.
Allowing the media in a courtroom in ANY country is up to the discretion of the judge... They were going really soft of these terrorists by allowing the media in in the first place. This terrorists only comments should be limited to court proceedings. Not grandstanding for his fellow Muslim brotherhood terrorists. His fifteen min. of fame is long gone, but he does not know it.
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