Morsi prison break trial adjourned to Feb 4
Ousted President Mohamed Morsi - YOUM7 (Archive)
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CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the trial of the former President Mohamed Morsi on charges of escaping from prison in 2011 to Feb. 4, Youm7 reported.

Saturday’s hearing was postponed to resume listening to the pleadings of the defense team.

The last hearing was held on Jan. 10 and lasted less than 10 minutes as Morsi did not show up in the court for security reasons and bad weather conditions.

The case includes 131 defendants, among whom the Muslim Brotherhood Guide Mohamed Badie. Some of the defendants are being tried in absentia and 22 are detained on remand.

Morsi is standing trial in a number of cases including espionage for Hamas and Qatar, and complicity in the killing of protesters outside the Ithadeya presidential palace in December 2012. His verdict in the case Ithadeya will be announced April 21.

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