Badie’s ‘Qalyub highway’ case postponed to May 7
Mohamed Badie during his trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Shubra al-Kheima Criminal Court adjourned Tuesday the trial of former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie to May 7 to hear the defense team in what is known as the “Qalyub highway” case.

The last trial session was held on April 26, and was postponed to discuss a report by the technical committee.

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.

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 Ahmed Ismail and Amer Mustafa.

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