CAIRO: Shubra al-Kheima Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the trial of former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie to May 18 in the case known as the “Qalyub highway” trial to finish hearing the defense.
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.
Some families of the defendants’ and journalists were allowed to attend the trial session.
During the trial, member of the defense team Ali Abazeed demanded to invalidate the telephone records submitted as evidence, as well as the prosecution’s investigation.
Additional reporting by Amer Mostafa.