Egypt adjourns Brotherhood leader's Giza trial

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 14 others accused of inciting violence last year in Egypt's Giza province, west of capital Cairo.

Egypt adjourns Brotherhood leader's Giza trial

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until June 19 the trial of Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 14 others accused of inciting violence last year in Egypt's Giza province, west of capital Cairo.

The defendants face an array of charges, including "belonging to an outlawed group that aims to carry out terrorist acts," premeditated and attempted murder and incitement to violence during deadly clashes last summer in Giza.

Other defendants in the case include leading Brotherhood members Mohamed al-Beltagi and Essam al-Erian, former supply minister and Brotherhood member Bassem Ouda, and Salafist preacher Safwat Hegazi.

Most defendants remain in detention pending other trials. Six, however, remain at large.

Last December, Egypt's army-backed interim government designated the 86-year-old Muslim Brotherhood a "terrorist" group, blaming it for a string of deadly bombings to which the group has denied any connection.

 

Last Mod: 14 Haziran 2014, 17:00
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