Trial delayed as Morsi changes clothes

Comment on this story


IOL pic nov4 egypt morsi

Reuters

Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, is on trial in Cairo. File photo: Reuters

Cairo - The trial of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi began on Monday in Cairo over his alleged involvement in the deaths of protesters during his year in power, state television reported.

It was Morsi's first public appearance since he was placed in detention on July 3 when the military overthrew him.

Presiding judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef has banned cameras and recording equipment from the makeshift courtroom at a police academy in eastern Cairo.

A security official at the hearing told AFP that the proceedings had been slightly delayed because Morsi did not arrive wearing the customary white prison outfit.

The judge waited until Morsi changed his clothes, the official said on condition of anonymity. - AFP


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory