CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Wednesday the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and others over charges of escaping from the Wadi al-Natroun Prison after the January 25 Revolution in 2011, to April 30, to hear the witnesses’ testimonies.
22 defendants are imprisoned pending trial and the rest are being tried in absentia. These include alleged members of Hamas and Hezbollah. The trial was held at the Police Academy.
Morsi, Badie and other MB defendants had arrived earlier to the police academy at about 9 a.m. The defendants waved the Rabaa al-Adaweya signs while escorted to the defendants’ cage.
Director of prisons, Gen. Mohamed Naguib arrived at the Police Academy to testify in the case. Also court will hear testimony of former Minister of Interior, Gen. Mahmoud Wagdy.
Badie’s lawyer, Osama al-Helw, demanded the attendance of the committee formed by three experts from the Chamber of Cinema Industry. Badie’s defense also submitted a CD containing a recorded phone call from a police officer to media figure Hafez el-Merazy.
Mohamed Morsi said during his trial on Wednesday, “The third party will eventually lose and the coup will end.” He also added that judiciary must realize that the coup has turned its back on the judiciary itself, according to al-Masry al-Youm.
Reporting by Ahmed Ismail.