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Former Egyptian president Morsi referred to trial over alleged judicial defamation

Originally by: Zheng Yihan and Li Shuting
First published: 2014-01-20 09:31:52

On January 19, the case of former Egyptian president Morsi for his alleged defamation of the judiciary was handed over to a Cairo criminal court, but judicial authorities have not yet announced its court date.

The Middle East News Agency (MENA) quoted an Egyptian official from the investigation committee, stating that Morsi and 24 others are suspected of insulting the judiciary and deliberately insulting its members to spread hate. The statement said that the accused are mostly members of the Society of the Muslim Brothers (Muslim Brotherhood), such as Muslim Brotherhood officials and former People's Assembly Speaker Mohamed Saad El-Katatni, as well as some lawyers, political activists, and media professionals. This is the fourth case of many that has been referred to trial against Morsi. For the first time, on November 4, 2013, Morsi was present at court after being taken into custody when implicated for inciting violence and murdering protestors during demonstrations nearby the presidential mansion in 2012. The case has already been postpone twice and will be retried on February 1. On December 18, 2013, the case where Morsi was suspected of espionage was referred to trial. The prosecution accused Morsi and officials of the Muslim Brotherhood of espionage as well as intending to finance terrorist activities, such as delivering Egyptian military secrets to the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and other foreign organizations. On December 21, 2013, the case where Morsi and 129 others were suspected of escaping in 2011 was referred to trial and will have its first hearing on January 28.

On July 3, 2013, as Morsi had failed to resolve the country's current crisis, the Egyptian military relieved him of his presidential duties. On July 26, the Egyptian court announced that Morsi would be officially detained for 15 days. Since then, the length of Morsi’s detention has been repeatedly prolonged, and he faces a number of charges. Currently, Morsi is being held in a prison in Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city.

Source: Xinhua News Agency
Senior Editor: Chen Xiujun

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