Egypt court adjourns Morsi trial over protester deaths

By REUTERS
February 1, 2014 19:16

 
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CAIRO - A Cairo court on Saturday adjourned the trial which sees Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi accused of inciting the killing of protesters, while dozens of supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood were jailed for other crimes.

Morsi, who was deposed by the army in July following mass protests against him, remained largely silent in the hearing, which has been adjourned until Tuesday.

Four separate sets of charges have been brought against Morsi since he was ousted, at least one of which can carry the death penalty.

At previous trials, he had openly defied the authority of courts dealing. Several of the 14 other defendants in Saturday's session, sitting in glass cages like Morsi, turned their back on the judge, a Reuters witness said.

Morsi is accused of inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace during unrest in late 2012 ignited by a decree that expanded his powers. Around a dozen people were killed.

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