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Morsi trial delayed to Feb 1 after court absence

Published on Jan 8, 2014 6:18 PM
 
Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood ousted president Mohamed Morsi flash the "Rabaa" sign behind barbed wire outside the police academy where takes place the second hearing in his murder trial, on Jan 8, 2014 in Cairo. An Egyptian court on Jan 8, 2014, adjourned the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi to February 1, citing "weather conditions" that prevented the Islamist's transport to court from his prison. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian court on Wednesday adjourned the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi to February 1, citing "weather conditions" that prevented the Islamist's transport to court from his prison.

It had been scheduled as the second hearing in Morsi's trial, after an initial court appearance in November in which he denounced the tribunal and insisted he was still the country's president.

Morsi, who was toppled by the military in July, is accused of inciting the killings of opposition protesters in December 2012 outside the presidential palace.

"Because of the weather conditions, Mohamed Morsi could not be brought, so the trial will be adjourned to February 1," said presiding judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef.

 
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