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Morsi ‘presidential palace’ trial postponed to 5 April

Defence to look into a report by the committee of media experts


Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi arrive outside the Egyptian presidential palace on December 5, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt.  (AFP Photo / Gianluigi Guercia)
Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi arrive outside the Egyptian presidential palace on December 5, 2012.
(AFP Photo / Gianluigi Guercia)

Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday postponed to 5 April the case against former president Mohamed Morsi and 14 others for inciting violence during clashes in front of the presidential palace in December 2012.

The court agreed to postpone the trial after the defence requested time to study a report by a committee of media experts. The court asked the committee to transcribe an interview of former Al-Nour Party spokesman Nader Bakkar on Al-Hayah TV channel, reported state-owned Al-Ahram. No other details are known about the report.

The case includes Morsi, Essam El-Erian, Deputy Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Chairman, Mohamed Al-Beltagy, FJP senior party member, Wagdi Ghoneim, an ultraconservative preacher, and 11 other Islamist figures, Muslim Brotherhood members and FJP members.

Morsi is facing three other trials. He is involved in an espionage case, and has also been charged with insulting the judiciary and escaping from Wadi El-Natrun Prison during the early days of the 25 January Revolution.

On Saturday, more than 1,200 Brotherhood leaders and members in Upper Egypt were tried with charges related to violence incidents in August 2013. This is the first trial to have this number of defendants in one single case, reported Al-Ahram.

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