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    Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi looks on from behind the defendants cage during his trial on May 8, 2014 alongside 130 others on charges of organising jail breaks during the 2011 uprising that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak.

    Egyptian Court Postpones Trial of Deposed President Morsi

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    A Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in 2013 following mass protests. Morsi was charged with inciting violence, including the torture and murder of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

    MOSCOW, January 8 (Sputnik) — A Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday postponed the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, charged with inciting the killing of protesters, the Daily News Egypt reported.

    The trial of Morsi, alongside 14 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement, has been postponed until April 21, the online newspaper said. If found guilty, Morsi and his accomplices could face the death penalty.

    Morsi was charged with inciting violence, including the torture and murder of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012. At least 10 people were killed during the clashes.

    Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Morsi was ousted by the military in 2013, following mass protests demanding that he step down.

    The former president faces other charges, including the killing of police officers in his 2011 jailbreak, plotting terrorist attacks with foreign Islamist groups and espionage.


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