Morsi’s Ithadeya trial adjourned to Nov 5
Ousted President Mohamed Morsi - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court ruled Monday to adjourn to Nov. 5 the Ithadeya Case trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and14 other defendants.

The trial was postponed to continue listening to the plea of defendant Abdel Hakeem Ismail.

Monday’s hearing, held at the Police Academy, was scheduled to listen to the plea of defendant Gamal Saber, according to Youm7.

Defense team lawyer Ahmed Kamal said during the hearing there were deficiencies in the investigations carried out by the public prosecution, and there was no evidence of the charges brought against the defendants.

The defense team also said the East Cairo Prosecution has failed to execute the court’s decision to allow the team to visit the defendants in prison to discuss their pleas and defense plan.

Accordingly, the court ordered the prosecution to allow the defense team to visit the defendants in jail.

The 15 defendants are accused of orchestrating the killings of 10 protesters and bystanders on Dec. 5, 2012 outside the Ithadeya presidential palace. Among the dead was journalist El-Hosseini Abu Daif.

Additional reporting by Mohamed Abdel Raziq

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