1 February 2014

Egypt: Mohammed Morsi Trial Resumes

Photo: Aswat Masriya
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi take part in a protest against the military.

Cairo — The trial of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi and 14 others also accused of inciting the killing of protesters resumed on Saturday, Egypt's official news agency reported.

He is now facing four separate criminal trials on various charges.

The charges against the defendants stem from violence outside the presidential palace in December 2012 when Morsi's supporters attacked protesters staging a sit-in. The clashes killed at least 10 people. The defendants are charged with inciting the killing of three of those protesters.

At a hearing in another trial four days ago, a defiant Morsi shouted that he was still the legitimate president.

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