Morsi's Ittihadiya trial adjourned to Sunday
By Sayed Fathi, Saturday, April 12, 2014
CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until Sunday the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 14 others on charges of inciting the murder of demonstrators outside the presidential palace in late 2012, a judicial source said.
Trial judges heard the testimony of four Republican Guard personnel in the case during Saturday's secret session, where media was not admitted.
The judges are expected to listen to the accounts of two more witnesses, including former interior minister Ahmed Gamal Eddin, in Sunday's session.
Media will not be allowed to cover Sunday's session, the judicial source said.
A security source, meanwhile, said Morsi was moved to the maximum-security Al-Aqrab Prison in southern Cairo following Saturday's session.
Morsi and his 14 co-defendants – seven of whom are being tried in absentia – are charged with inciting the murder of opposition demonstrators during clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters.
While a total of 11 people – including eight Morsi supporters – were killed in the violence, the trial only addresses the death of one reporter and two anti-Morsi protesters.
Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader, was ousted by the military last July – after only one year in office – following protests against presidency.
He currently faces four different trials for multiple charges, including espionage, jailbreak and "offending the judiciary."
Morsi, along with all of his co-defendants, insists that the charges against him are politically motivated.
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