Trial of top Egypt Islamists adjourned over absence

Trial of top Egypt Islamists adjourned over absence
Sun Aug 25, 2013 22:26:00

The trial of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and his two deputies on charges of inciting the murder of protesters has been adjourned minutes after it opened Sunday because the defendants were absent.

The court adjourned the trial of the Brotherhood leaders and 32 other Islamist defendants to October 29, so the defendants could be brought to court.

They had not appeared in court on Sunday for security reasons, security officials said.

The hearing was the first in the proceedings against the top Brotherhood leaders, who were detained in a sweep against Islamists after the July 3 ouster of president Mohamed Morsi.

The government of interim President Adly Mansour has launched a fierce crackdown on Morsi supporters and arrested more than 2,000 Brotherhood members.

Former dictator Hosni Mubarak is now under house arrest at a military hospital following his release from jail on Thursday, whereas Morsi, the country’s first democratically-elected president, remains under arrest.

Nearly 1,000 people were killed in a week of violence between Morsi anti-coup protesters and security forces after police dispersed their protest camps in a deadly operation on August 14.

The massacre sparked international condemnation and prompted world bodies to call for an independent investigation into the violence.


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