Hussein Morsi: Trial not aired because of Morsi's steadfastness

Hussein Morsi: "Coup leaders were afraid of broadcasting the trial in order to conceal their real face."

Hussein Morsi: Trial not aired because of Morsi's steadfastness

World Bulletin / News Desk

The younger brother of ousted president Mohamed Morsi cited the "steadfastness" of the deposed leader for refusal of military-backed authorities to air the trial of the deposed leader.

"Coup leaders were afraid of broadcasting the trial in order to conceal their real face," Hussein Morsi told Anadolu Agency on Monday.

He argued that the "integrity" of Morsi has not landed him on charges of "embezzlement, theft and squandering public funds", unlike his processor Hosni Mubarak.

"However, they filed untrue charges against Morsi of killing revolutionaries," he said.

Morsi, Egypt's first civilian president, appeared in court on Monday on alleged charges of inciting the murder of demonstrators outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace late last year.

"The trial is invalid," the ousted president's brother said.

He argued that Morsi neither stepped down nor delegated the army to run the country's affairs.

"This shows that the trial is invalid and that Morsi is still the country's legitimate president."

Under the 2012 constitution that was suspended by the military, the president can be impeached at the request of one-third of lawmakers of the People's Assembly, the upper house of parliament, and stand trial at the request of two-thirds.


Last Mod: 05 Kasım 2013, 10:01
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