CAIRO: Cairo Criminal court adjourned on Tuesday the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi over the violence that broke out in front of Ithadeya Presidential Palace to May 14 to continue hearing the witnesses.
The defendants include Mohamed Morsi, former Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, Freedom and Justice Party Chairman Saad Katatni, senior Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagy, and Freedom and Justice Party Deputy Chairperson Essam el-Erian, among others.
The defendants are charged with inciting the murder of demonstrators during the clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters outside the presidential palace in Cairo late 2012.
The first trial session was held on Nov. 4. Court chairman Ahmad Sabry decided on April 6 to ban media from attending the trial to “protect national security.”
Morsi has been in custody since he was ousted from office on July 3. He first appeared in court on Nov. 4, and the place of his detention remains unidentified.
Additionally reporting Mohamed Abdel Razeek.