Judge in Brotherhood trial withdraws, case indefinitely adjourned

October 29, 2013 14:27

CAIRO - The trial of three senior Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of inciting violence was halted on Tuesday after the judge said the court felt "unease" over the case.

Judge Mohamed Amin Fahmi al-Qarmouty announced the decision at the start of the session and referred the case to another court.

The case againt Mohamed Badie, General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, and his deputies Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumy is part of a campaign against the Islamist movement waged by the authorities since the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi on July 3.

Hundreds of Morsi supporters have been killed, at least 2,000 arrested, including Morsi, and a court order has banned the movement.

The three defendants are charged with incitement to violence in connection with an anti-Brotherhood protest near the group's Cairo headquarters on June 30 in which nine people were killed and 91 wounded.

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