CAIRO: The trial of former president Mohamed Morsi along with 131 defendants including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood for escaping from Wadi al-Natroun Prison during the January 25 Revolution events was adjourned to July 13.
Defendants face charges of spreading chaos, and attempting to overthrow state and its institutions in cooperation with the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Hezbollah. The court adjourned the trial to hear testimonies of eyewitnesses and to provide the defense team with a copy of a report by the technical committee.
Defendants arrived earlier this morning and were put in the cage while flashing the four-finger Rabaa salute, indicating solidarity with the protesters who were dispersed from a pro-Brotherhood sit in Aug. 14, 2013. Head of Wadi el-Natroun prison investigations Ahmed Abdel
Only 22 defendants are in custody; the remaining 131 defendants are being tried in absentia.