Morsi’s Presidential Palace trial adjourned to Dec. 23
Ousted President Mohamed Morsi - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and fourteen others in the Presidential Palace trial to Dec. 23, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

The defendants are accused of inciting the murder of protesters in order to disperse their gathering outside the Ithadeya Palace in December 2012; which resulted in the killing of 10 people.

Seven defendants are being tried in absenta.

Tuesday’s hearing was adjourned so that the court will continue hearing the defense statements of Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed al-Beltagy.

Morsi is standing trial in a number of cases including espionage and an escape from Wadi al-Natrun prison during the January 25 Revolution. Morsi also faces another espionage case with charges of collaborating with Qatar, as announced by Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim on March 30, 201.

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