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Bad Weather Delays President Morsi’s Trial
The Cairo Criminal Court, on Wednesday adjourned the trial of ousted Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, to February 1 due to bad weather.
The fog on Wednesday morning prevented Egyptian authorities from transferring Morsi from his prison in Alexandria to the court in Cairo.
Morsi, along with 14 Muslim Brotherhood top leaders, is standing trial for inciting clashes between his supporters and opponents outside the presidential palace in Cairo in December 2012, which left at least seven people dead.
It is one of three trials that Morsi faces and charges in all three carry death penalty.
The Islamist leader also faces charges of espionage, revealing classified military information to foreign bodies, including Palestinian Islamic Movement, Hamas, as well as financing terrorism.
Egypt’s interim government announced Morsi’s Brotherhood “a terrorist group,” on December 25, after a blast targeting a security department headquarters at Daqahliya province killed at least 17 people.