Morsi transferred to Alexandria prison cell

Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi has finally been moved into a prison cell since appearing in court on November 4.

Morsi transferred to Alexandria prison cell

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ousted president Mohamed Morsi was moved to a prison cell on Thursday for the first time since being transferred to a high-security civilian penitentiary ten days ago, a security source told Anadolu Agency.

On November 4, Morsi was moved to Alexandria's Borg al-Arab Prison after appearing in court to answer charges that he had incited the murder of demonstrators outside Cairo's Ittihadiya presidential palace late last year.

The source said that Morsi had been held in a building affiliated with the prison hospital since November 4.

According to the source, prison regulations call for new prisoners to be quarantined for ten days before being moved into prison cells.

The trial of the ousted leader was postponed to January 8 after defense lawyers asked for more time to examine documentation related to the case.

Morsi, for his part, refuses to recognize the trial's legitimacy and has refused to take on any formal legal representation.

The democratically elected leader was removed from power by Egypt's military establishment on July 3 following mass protests against his presidency.

Along with "inciting violence," Morsi also stands accused of "conspiring" with Palestinian resistance faction Hamas, escaping from prison during Egypt's 2011 uprising and insulting the judiciary.

Morsi's supporters, for their part, insist all the charges against him are politically motivated.

Last Mod: 14 Kasım 2013, 15:56
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