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Morsi trial session to be broadcast on television Monday

Morsi's 'killing protesters' trial postponed to 3 November

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Saturday 1 Nov 2014
Egypt
Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi stands inside a glassed-in defendant's cage during his trial on charges related to the prison breaks at the height of the 18-day 2011 uprising against his predecessor Hosni Mubarak, Jan. 28, 2014 (Photo: AP)
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The trial of former president Mohamed Morsi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters in December 2012 was adjourned on Saturday to Monday.

Morsi is being tried at a courtroom in the Police Academy in New Cairo along with 14 others on charges of inciting murder at the Ittihadiya presidential palace in December 2012, during his presidency.

The court will also allow state television to air the defence case, starting on Monday.

Prominent figures within the Muslim Brotherhood, including Essam El-Erian, Mohamed El-Beltagy, and Morsi`s aides during his time in office, Assad Sheikha and Ahmed Abdel-Atty, are among the defendants.

At least ten people were killed in the December 2012 anti-Morsi protests, triggered by a presidential decree that expanded Morsi's powers and put his decisions beyond judicial review.

Morsi, who was removed from power in July 2013 amid nationwide protests against his year-long rule, also faces a number of other charges in separate trials, including espionage and breaking out of prison in the January 2011 uprising.

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