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Morsi's trial over killing protesters adjourned until Sunday

English.news.cn   2014-03-01 22:38:51

CAIRO, March 1 (Xinhua) -- A Cairo court on Saturday adjourned the trial of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of inciting killing of protesters until March 2, official MENA news agency reported.

Morsi and other 14 defendants are accused of inciting violence and ordering killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

The protest was against a controversial constitutional declaration decreed by Morsi allegedly giving him absolute power. The clashes there left at least eight people dead.

Morsi's lawyers asked for a judge panel after the private conversations between the defendants and their lawyers were allegedly taped, and a daily paper leaked a voice call between the ousted president and his lawyer Selim al-Awa.

The defense also requested the court officially apologize for such leakage.

In another report MENA said Cairo Appeals Court has postponed to Monday a request by lawyers to change the panel of judges in trial on Morsi over charges of espionage and jailbreak.

They also complained over putting Morsi and other defendants in a glass cage during the hearings, which, they said, disrupts the court proceedings.

Morsi is also expected to stand trial for "insulting the judiciary," but no date has yet been set for the case.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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