Morsi’s trial to resume in Cairo

By IAfrica
In Nigeria News Feed
Feb 1st, 2014
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One of the four trials of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is due to resume in Cairo.

Mr. Morsi and 14 other figures from the Muslim Brotherhood are charged with inciting the killing of protesters near the presidential palace in 2012, the BBC reports.

At a hearing in another trial four days ago, a defiant Mr. Morsi shouted that he was still the legitimate president.

He was deposed by the military in July last year after huge crowds rallied against him.

He is now facing four separate criminal trials on various charges.

Mr. Morsi’s Islamist supporters said the charges against him are politically motivated, although officials insist the trials are free and fair.

Islamists have staged regular protests demanding the reinstatement of Mr. Morsi but have been met with a heavy crackdown in which hundreds have died.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist organisation and authorities have punished any public showing of support for it.

On Friday, riot police fired tear gas at hundreds of Morsi supporters in Cairo and Alexandria and Fayoum, south of the capital.

Last November, in his first court appearance for the trial resuming on Saturday, Mr. Morsi chanted slogans against the current government and the court.

 

 


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