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Ex-Egyptian president's trial deferred to Wednesday

Posted on Feb 05 2014 | IANS

Cairo, Feb 4 : The trial of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi over charges of inciting killing of protesters was adjourned for a day here Tuesday, state media reported.

It was unclear whether Morsi arrived at the courthouse in the fourth session of the case which was held at the Police Academy headquarters in Cairo under tight security measures, Xinhua reported.

Morsi and other 14 co-defendants are accused of inciting violence and ordering the killing of opponents outside the presidential palace who protested against a controversial constitutional declaration decreed by Morsi in November 2012. Eight people were killed during the clashes.

The defendants claim that only two anti-Islamist protesters were killed in the incident while the rest belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails.

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