19698
Morsi Trial Postponed
International

Morsi Trial Postponed

A criminal court in the Egyptian capital Cairo postponed until June 25 a trial in which the country's first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi, along with 10 others are charged with leaking classified documents to Qatar.
The same court on Tuesday sentenced him and five others to death on charges including "murder" and "attempted murder" during a prison break from the Wadi Natroun prison in 2011.
Morsi appeared in Sunday's session for the first time wearing the red uniform reserved for prisoners to be executed. Sunday's trial came as part of the fourth trial against Morsi.
Egypt's former Islamist leader has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison in another case over alleged connection with foreign powers, Al Jazeera reported.
The government has banned the 86-year-old Muslim Brotherhood, designating it a" terrorist organization."
Then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ousted Morsi on July 3, 2013, and since then has overseen a sweeping crackdown against his supporters. The crackdown has left hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters dead and thousands imprisoned. In another development on Sunday, dozens of women held a vigil outside Egypt's presidential palace, challenging a law that restricts protests and calling for the release of people detained for violating the controversial measure.
Organizers said they did not seek prior permission from authorities to stage the vigil near Sisi's presidential palace. Police formed a cordon around the women, who raised photos of detainees. Some protesters raised banners that read, "Ramadan is not the same without you," in reference to the Muslim holy month of fasting that brings families together.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/8RNYhr

You can also read ...

Japan Snap Elections
Japanese voters will head to the polls today (Sunday)  for...
Mugabe’s WHO Job Criticized
The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its...
IS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Afghan Mosque Attack
The self-styled Islamic State terrorist group claimed...
Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 15 Afghan Soldiers
A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives on...
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (C) presides a crisis cabinet meeting at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid.
The Spanish government decided on Saturday to sack the...
Since 2013 extremist groups have increased their attacks on the military and police.
At least 54 Egyptian police officers were killed in an ambush...
A Rohingya girl, who spent four days in the open after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her sister at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh on Oct. 19.
Nearly 450,000 Rohingya refugee children are in urgent need of...

Trending

Googleplus