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Egypt court adjourns Mursi trial over protester deaths

Published on Feb 2, 2014 6:14 AM

CAIRO (REUTERS) - A Cairo court on Saturday adjourned the trial which sees Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Mursi accused of inciting the killing of protesters, while dozens of supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood were jailed for other crimes.

Mursi, who was deposed by the army in July following mass protests against him, remained largely silent in the hearing, which has been adjourned until Tuesday.

Four separate sets of charges have been brought against Mursi since he was ousted, at least one of which can carry the death penalty.

At previous trials, he had openly defied the authority of courts dealing. Several of the 14 other defendants in Saturday's session, sitting in glass cages like Mursi, turned their back on the judge, a Reuters witness said.

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