'Rabaa Control Room' trial adjourned to 16 August

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Aug 2014

Top Muslim Brotherhood figures are accused of setting up an operations room during last summer's nationwide violence to direct supporters and plot attacks

The trial of over 50 leading Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, on charges of setting up a "control room" to direct violence and chaos across the country during last summer's upheaval has been adjourned by a Cairo criminal court to 16 August.

Badie and 50 other top Brotherhood figures are accused of setting up an operation charges after the violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest camp in mid-August of last year to direct the movements of Brotherhood supporters across the country as part of plans to defy the state and spread chaos, as well as plot attacks on police stations, private property and churches.

During the trial that started Sunday afternoon, the defendants reported that there were problems with the sound system inside the glass cage in which they were being held.

The court listened to the testimonies of eye witnesses in the case.

Badie, the Brotherhood's top leader in Egypt, has already received two death sentences and life in prison for inciting violence after the Rabaa dispersal.

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