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Morsi Returns To Court To Face Itihadeya Murder Charges

Morsi's trial in inciting the murder of protesters in front of Itihadeya Palace in December 2012 is set to resume today…

The yet to be sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi will return today to the Cairo Criminal Court, along with 14 fellow Brotherhood members to resume facing charges on inciting the murder of protesters outside the presidential palace.

The tragic events that transpired back in December 2012 left 10 protestors dead outside the Itihadeya Palace. On trial for inciting the murders are ousted ex-President Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, Justice Party Chairman Saad Al-Katatni, as well as 12 other MB members.

The trial was supposed to resume yesterday but was postponed to today in order to continue hearing the defendants’ defence. The news of the postponement should come as no surprise as this trial has been repeatedly postponed since the starting of this year. At the same time, Morsi is involved in three other trials, facing charges of: escaping from Wadi El-Natrun Prison in 2011; insulting the judiciary; and espionage for working with Islamist groups to “create chaos” in Egypt.

There are also accusations being made that could result in a fourth case that involves leaking presidential documents and classified information to Qatar. However, a trial date is yet to set.