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Egyptian court suspends deposed president Mursi's murder trial

Published on Mar 6, 2014 7:18 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian court on Thursday suspended the murder trial of Mohamed Mursi after his lawyers requested new judges, sources said, the third such case against the deposed president to be put on hold.

The case is part of a relentless crackdown the government has been waging against Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement since the military ousted him on July 3, ending a turbulent year of rule.

Mursi stands accused of inciting the killing of opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

Defence lawyers have requested that two of the three judges presiding over the murder trial be replaced, alleging one of them spoke about the case in a media interview.

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