Badie trial on storming Port Said police station adjourned to Aug. 24
Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie during his trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Port Said Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the case of Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, where he and 92 others are being tried on charges of inciting supporters to storm the Arab Police Station in Port Said.

The next trial date will be on Aug. 24.

The trial, held in the Institute of Police Trustees, was postponed due to maintenance work at the court in Torah, as well as to prepare the glass dock in which the defendants will be placed during the trial, Youm7 reported.

According to investigations by the prosecution, MB leaders Badie, Mohamed el-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy incited other members of the MB to storm Arab Police Station, kill an officer and his soldiers, steal weapons from the police station and free detainees, according to the Sada el-Balad news website.

The incident took place in Port Said during the aftermath of the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in in August 2013 and resulted in five deaths and several injuries.

Additional Reporting by Ahmed Ismail

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