Morsi’s trial delayed due to bad weather

January 9, 2014 11:52 am

Morsi’s trial delayed due to bad weather

Cairo 09th January 2014: The trial of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been postponed to February 1, after officials said bad weather had prevented them from flying Mr. Morsi to the court.

Mr Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders are accused of inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

Morsi, the first democratically-elected President of Egypt was ousted in a military coup in July 2013.

Yesterday’s hearing was to be Morsi’s second court appearance. In his first appearance in November last year, he said that he did not recognize the court’s authority and he was still the country’s legitimate president. The trial was postponed for Wednesday as chaos broke out in the court.

State news agency Mena reported on Wednesday that his arrival had been delayed by bad weather. The court session started at about 11:15 but was immediately postponed until next month.

Morsi is held at Burj al-Arab prison, just outside of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

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Ahmad Diyari Kaashif is a Senior Journalist and Head of the International Bureau at Qatar Chronicle

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