Morsi prison escape trial adjourned to Aug. 23
Ousted President Mohamed Morsi - YOUM7 (Archive)
By THE CAIRO POST

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Monday the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 130 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders over charges of escaping Wadi al-Natroun Prison in January 2011 to Aug. 23, Youm7 reported.

The court, headed by Judge Shabaan Al-Shamy, listened to the prosecution witnesses as the defendants’ lawyer Mohamed Al-Damaty admitted some of the witnesses’ testimonials without giving reasons by the end of the trail, according to Youm7.

During the trial, Morsi was talking to some of the other defendants, which angered the judge angry. Shamy warned Morsi of being dismissed from the trail if he continued.

All of the defendants appeared at the court except of those belonging to Hamas or Hezbollah Party, who were tried in absentia, according to Youm7.

Brotherhood leader Essam Al-Arian was among the defendants in the case trial and asked the court for health exemption from attending the upcoming proceedings. The court rejected and delivered another health certificate concerning Brotherhood supreme leader Mohamed Beltagy’s condition claiming that he needs to undergo surgery.

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