GIZA: Giza Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the trial of the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie and 13 MB other defendants, accused of the violent incidents which took place at Istiqama Mosque in Giza, to 14 June to continue hearing the witnesses.
Badie and the 11 other defendants are accused of killing 10 and attempting to murder 20 others, as well as inciting violence in the events following the July 3 ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi.
The first session of the trial was held on April 10.
During the session, Safwat Hegazy, one of the defendants, interrupted the presiding judge saying, “The defendant is innocent until proven guilty,” he also demanded filling a lawsuit against the prosecution after describing them as Khawarij (an Islamic term used to describe the insurgents who appeared during the era of Caliph Ali Ibn Abi Talib.)
“You are accusing us of blasphemy … we are not infidels,” Hegzay said, Youm7 reported.
Meanwhile, Badie said that what happened during the last three days, referring to the presidential election days, proves that the Egyptian people boycotted the election.
The session was slated for hearing the testimonies of prosecution witnesses.
The second prosecution witness accused the defendants of killing his brother.