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Morsi's 'presidential palace' trial adjourned

Three trials for the ousted president will resume this week on charges that include inciting violence against protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012

Elsayed Gamal El-Deen, Saturday 12 Apr 2014
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Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi (Photo: AP)
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The trial of Mohamed Morsi and 14 others has been adjourned until Sunday, 13 April to allow for the compiling of more testimonies.

Morsi, his presidential aides and other senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders are accused of inciting the murder and torture of opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

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

Morsi, who was removed from power by the army 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.

On Saturday, a Cairo appeals court postponed Morsi's jail break trial to Tuesday and his espionage trial to Wednesday.

 

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