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Egypt court postpones Morsi's "killing protesters" trial

English.news.cn   2014-03-06 19:14:24

CAIRO, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday suspended the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of inciting the killing of protesters to study requests to change the judges panel, state-run Nile TV reported.

The defense demanded that the court dissolve the judges panel, saying the current panel was biased.

Morsi's trials over espionage and jailbreak were also suspended for the same reason.

Morsi and 14 other defendants are accused of inciting violence and ordering the 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.

In the jailbreak trial, Morsi has been charged with breaking out of jail with the assistance of domestic and foreign forces during the Jan. 25 uprising in 2011 that ousted his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.

He is also accused of espionage and spying for foreign groups including the Palestinian Hamas movement to support terrorism in Egypt.

Morsi faces a fourth trial for insulting the judiciary, but no date has yet been announced for a court appearance.

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