Last Update 13:57
Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Morsi's 'presidential palace' trial adjourned

Ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders are charged with inciting violence against protesters in December 2012

Ahram Online, Sunday 13 Apr 2014
Share/Bookmark
Views: 722
Share/Bookmark
Views: 722

The trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 14 others has been adjourned until Monday, 14 April to allow for the hearing of three new eyewitnesses.

The testimonies of ex-interior minister Ahmed Gamal El-Deen and commander of the Republican Guard Ahmed Fayed were heard during Sunday's session amid a court-imposed media ban.

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.

 

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.