Mubarak trial judge recuses self in trial of Morsi supporters
By Sayed Fathi, Tuesday, August 12, 2014
CAIRO – An Egyptian judge presiding over the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak has recused himself from the trial of scores of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, citing "uneasiness," a judicial source said Tuesday.
Judge Mahmoud Kamel al-Rashidi recused himself from the trial of 494 Morsi supporters accused of committing acts of violence in central Cairo's Ramses Square last year.
At least 210 people were killed in violence that followed the forcible dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo last August that left hundreds dead.
Al-Rashidi is currently presiding over the trial of Mubarak and several senior security officials accused of killing anti-regime protesters during a popular uprising in early 2011 that ended Mubarak's 30-year rule.
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