CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court headed by Judge Ahmed Sabry adjourned the case against former president Mohamed Morsi and 13 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the Ithadeya clashes to Jan. 08, Youm7 reported Monday.
The 14 defendants include Mohamed Morsi, former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Chairman Saad Katatni, senior Brotherhood leader Mohamed Beltagy, and FJP Deputy Chairperson Essam el-Erian, among others. Seven of the 14 defendants are being tried in absentia.
The prosecution charged the defendants with inciting a number of Muslim Brotherhood members Dec. 5, 2012 to kill and torture protesters in order to disperse a gathering outside the Ithadeya presidential palace by using weapons, ultimately killing 10.
During Monday’s session Morsi’s lawyer Sayed Hamied said that there were number of the procedures during the trial that may be considered void, for example that the lawyer who attended the interrogations with Morsi was not allowed to talk or respond to the prosecution’s charges, according to Youm7.