US emphasizes due process at Morsi trial

As deposed Egyptian President Morsi stands trial on charges of inciting the killing of ten protesters last December, US State Department reiterated Washington’s position that Egyptian civilians should be granted a civilian trial.

US emphasizes due process at Morsi trial

World Bulletin / News Desk

As deposed Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi stands trial on charges of inciting the killing of ten protesters last December, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf Monday reiterated Washington’s position that Egyptian civilians should be granted a civilian trial.

“What Secretary (John) Kerry's been clear on […] was the need to ensure that Egyptians are afforded due process with fair and transparent trials and that civilians should be tried in a civilian court,” said Harf.

She added, “We've consistently called for an end to politicized arrests and detentions and will certainly continue to do so.”

Her comments come as Morsi, alongside 14 co-defendants, stands trial on charges of inciting the killing of protesters last December. Following a chaotic hearing Monday, Morsi’s trial was adjourned until January 8 to allow lawyers time to further assess the case. The former Egyptian president has been detained since his July 3 ouster.


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