Badie ‘Qalyub highway’ trial adjourned to April 29
Mohamed Badie during his trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Banha Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the trial of former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie to April 29 in the case known as the “Qalyub highway” case to discuss a report by the technical committee.

The court session was held at Tora’s Police Academy, reported Youm7, and the session started with a review of videos from the incident.

The case involves 47 Brotherhood members, including leading figures such as Badie, former Parliamentarian Mohamed al-Beltagy, Brotherhood preacher Safwat Hegazi, and former Minister of Supply Bassem Ouda.

The defendants are accused of inciting murder and violence, obstructing roads, threatening public order, and resisting authorities.

A member of Bassem Ouda’s defense team filed a lawsuit to the public prosecution against Osama Kamal of al-Kahera wel Nas channel Osama Kamal who insulted Ouda during his show.

At least two people were killed when a large protest erupted in July 2013 in the town of Qalyub against the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi, ending in violent clashes between protesters, security forces, and other residents, according to MENA.

Badie is also on trial in a similar case for the eruption of violence in Minya, and for inciting the killing of peaceful protesters in front of the Brotherhood headquarters in Moqattam along with his deputy Khairat el-Shater.

Additionally reporting by Amer Mustafa.

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