Egypt court adjourns Morsi jailbreak trial to Wednesday

Morsi, like his co-defendants, insists that the charges against him are politically driven.

Egypt court adjourns Morsi jailbreak trial to Wednesday

 

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Egyptian court has adjourned to Wednesday the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 130 others charged with breaking out of jail in 2011, a judicial source has said.

The judge adjourned trial proceedings to continue hearing defense agruments, the source, requesting anonymity, told.

Morsi, along with his co-defendants, stand accused of taking part in a mass jailbreak during Egypt's January 2011 uprising that ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak.

Only 26 defendants, including Morsi, are in custody, while the remaining are being tried in absentia.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader, was ousted by the military in mid-2013 – after only one year in office – following massive protests against his presidency.

He currently faces four separate trials for multiple criminal charges, including espionage, jailbreak and "offending the judiciary."

Morsi, like his co-defendants, insists that the charges against him are politically driven.

Last Mod: 08 Şubat 2015, 16:15
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