Egypt adjourns Morsi's Ittihadiya trial to Sunday

An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until Sunday the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 14 others charged with inciting the murder of demonstrators

An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until Sunday the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 14 others charged with inciting the murder of demonstrators

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until Sunday the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 14 others charged with inciting the murder of demonstrators outside Cairo's Ittihadiya presidential palace in late 2012.

Judicial sources said court judges adjourned the trial in order to listen to the accounts of three witnesses.

On Saturday, the judges listened to the testimony of two witnesses, the sources said.

The court has earlier imposed a gag on the eyewitnesses' testimonies, citing national security concerns.

Morsi and his 14 co-defendants, seven of whom are being tried in absentia, are charged with inciting the murder of opposition demonstrators outside the palace in late 2012.

While a total of 11 people – including eight Morsi supporters – were killed in the clashes, 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 are politically motivated.

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