Morsi's defence to complain of arbitrary measures to top Egypt judge

Ahram Online, Sunday 27 Apr 2014

The meeting will be followed by a press conference in front of the high court in downtown Cairo

Morsi trail
This image made from video provided by Egypt's Interior Ministry shows ousted President Mohamed Morsi, tight, speaking from the defendant's cage as he stands with co-defendants in a makeshift courtroom during a trial hearing in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 3, 2013 (Photo: AP)
The defence team representing Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including deposed president Mohamed Morsi, will meet the head of Cairo's Appeals Court Sunday to complain of hardships facing the lawyers.
"The practices undertaken by all criminal courts currently overseeing cases of Brotherhood members or Dr Morsi will be our main topic," defence team member Ali Kamal told Ahram Online.
Kamal explained that lawyers representing Islamist defendants are struggling to exercise their jobs as they should due to the frequency of court sessions.
"The recurrence of daily court sessions, one after the other, day and night, is wearing the defence team out and barring them from practising their jobs in a serious and correct manner," explained Kamal.
The lawyer added that the meeting with the judge, which will take place after noon prayers, will be followed by a press conference in front of the high court complex in downtown Cairo to reveal meeting outcomes.
Since Morsi's ouster last July, interim authorities have waged a severe crackdown on members of his Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters, sending thousands behind bars.
Morsi himself currently stands several trials: jailbreak during the January 25 revolution, espionage, and inciting the murder and torture of opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.
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