Badie Istiqamah Mosque trial postponed to June 19
Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie during his trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Giza Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the trial of the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie and 13 co-defendants, accused of the violent incidents which took place at Istiqama Mosque in Giza, to June 19, in order to hear testimony of the public prosecution witnesses, according to Youm7 newspaper.

Badie his co-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, “those who lost their lives during Rabaa sit-in dispersal were men, and others who are completing the martyrs’ march are men, too,” Anadolu news agency reported.

Meanwhile, Badie said “We live in a period where the offender is converted to a victim. We are not in Egypt where President Mohamed Morsi and Parliament Speaker Saad El-Katatni are kidnapped and accused of being terrorists while the murderers are still messing with Egypt’s security and economy.”

The session was slated for hearing the testimonies of  prosecution witnesses.

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