Morsi being transferred after trial

The ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is being transferred to an unknown location after the first session of his trial. Meanwhile, clashes between pro and anti Morsi demonstrators broke out all over Egypt.

Morsi being transferred after trial
World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian authorities transferred ousted President Mohamed Morsi to prison following the first session of his trial on Monday, security and judicial sources told Anadolu Agency.

Morsi was moved to an Egyptian prison where he will remain until his trial resumes on January 8, sources said.

It was not immediately clear, however, which prison Morsi would be referred to.

Security sources had told reporters earlier that Morsi would be moved to the Tora prison complex in southern Cairo.

But judicial sources told reporters that the helicopter that had carried Morsi from the Police Academy in eastern Cairo – the current venue for his trial – had not touched down at Tora.

Speculation has mounted, meanwhile, that Morsi was taken to western Alexandria's Burg al-Arab Prison.

Assistant Interior Minister Ahmed Helmi confirmed that preparations to move Morsi to Burg al-Arab were "underway."

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned trial proceedings to January 8 after members of Morsi's defense team asked for more time to meet with defendants and examine documentation related to the case.

Morsi and 14 other defendants face charges of inciting the murder of demonstrators outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace late last year.

Morsi was ousted by Egypt's powerful military establishment on July 3 following protests against his presidency.

CLASHES

Clashes broke out Monday between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in several Egyptian provinces in protest of the trial of the deposed leader.

Morsi, Egypt's first civilian president, and 14 other defendants appeared in court on alleged charges of inciting the murder of demonstrators outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace late last year.

Pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with opponents and security forces in the coastal province of Alexandria amid reports about casualties.

Security forces fired teargas to disperse the protesters and arrested 18 "rioters," according to a security source.

In western Alexandria, supporters of the military staged a rally in support of army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the chief architect of the July 3 military overthrow of Morsi.

Security forces used teargas to disperse an anti-military rally in the southern province of Assuit.

At least 13 demonstrators were arrested by security forces.

Supporters of the ousted president staged several rallies in the canal city of Suez against Morsi's trial.

According to eyewitnesses, a joint police-army force closed off roads leading to the Security Directorate and intelligence and security facilities.

Pro-democracy demonstrators also formed human shields in the canal city of Port Said in protest at the ousted leader's trial.

Clashes erupted between pro- and anti-Morsi students in the city during a protest against the trial.

Hundreds of Morsi supporters also formed a human shield in Al-Adwah village, the birthplace of the ousted leader, in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya.

Last Mod: 04 Kasım 2013, 16:15
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