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  • Monday ,03 March 2014
العربية

Egyptian court adjourns Morsi trial due to bad weather

By-Ahram

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:03

Monday ,03 March 2014

Egyptian court adjourns Morsi trial due to bad weather

The trial of Mohamed Morsi and 14 others has been adjourned until Tuesday after bad weather prevented the ousted president from reaching the courthouse by helicopter, according to Ahram Online`s reporter.The trial of Mohamed Morsi and 14 others has been adjourned until Tuesday after bad weather prevented the ousted president from reaching the courthouse by helicopter, according to Ahram Online`s reporter.

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.
 
During Saturday's session, defence lawyers argued that there was no evidence of killing or attempted murder. They also demanded an investigation into the wire-tapping efforts used to gather evidence against the defendants.
 
The defence further demanded that one of the sitting judges be changed, after he allegedly gave a statement to state television expressing his views on the case.
 
At least ten people were killed in December 2012 during protests triggered by a presidential decree that expanded Morsi's powers and put his decisions beyond judicial review.
 
Video footage of the deadly clashes prepared by a technical committee from the state broadcaster will be reviewed at the next trial session.
 
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 2011.