A Cairo court postponed Tuesday ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s murder trial in order to consider the defence’s request to replace two of the three judges, AFP reported.
Morsi and numerous Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including Essam El-Erian, Mohamed El-Beltagy and 12 others, were referred to trial on 1 September 2013 on charges of inciting violence.
The charges resulted from deadly violence that took place outside the presidential palace on 5 December 2012. Morsi is charged with inciting gangs to disperse a sit-in, which resulted in the death of 10 protesters.
The original date for the trial was set for 4 November. The court date, which was postponed, was Morsi’s first public appearance since his ouster.
Tuesday’s session was postponed from Sunday due to a dust storm in the capital which made transporting Morsi to the Police Academy impossible.
Mohamed Morsi is currently involved in four cases; inciting violence, espionage, breaking out of prison and insulting the judiciary.