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Morsi's trial adjourned to Feb. 1

English.news.cn   2014-01-08 18:45:55            

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A police officer stands guard outside the Police Academy, where ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's second trial session was due to take place, in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 8, 2014. Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Wednesday the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over inciting killing protesters to Feb. 1 due to the bad weather that prevented his transport to the court, the state TV reported. (Xinhua/Pan Chaoyue)

CAIRO, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Wednesday the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over inciting killing protesters to Feb. 1 due to the bad weather that prevented his transport to the court, the state TV reported.

Morsi has been due in court on Wednesday at the Cairo Police Academy for the second session of his trial over charges of inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in Cairo during his rule.

"The helicopter has not taken off due to the bad weather and it will not do if the bad weather continues," official news agency MENA quoted General Nasser al-Abd, head of Alexandria's detective department, as saying.

During his first appearance in court on Nov. 4, 2013, Morsi insisted that he was still the legitimate president of Egypt.

Morsi was ousted by the military on July 3, following mass protests against his one-year rule and his Muslim Brotherhood group, which has recently declared by the interim government as a terrorist organization.

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