Court delays retrial of 13 MB leaders in to March 12 over inciting violence
Thu, Mar. 1, 2018
CAIRO, March 1 (MENA) - The Cairo Criminal Court decided during a hearing Thursday under counselor Mohamed Sherin Fahmy to adjourn until March 12 the retrial of 13 defendants of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group.
The postponement came to resume hearing the witnesses’ testimonies.
The defendants, including MB guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat el Shater, are accused of inciting to kill peaceful demonstrators outside the MB Guidance Bureau in Moqattam, Cairo, in 2013.
The court took the decision to continue hearing the testimonies of prosecution witnesses.
In January 2016, the Court of Cassation had accepted appeals filed by 13 defendants to annual death sentences and life imprisonment issued against them and ordered a retrial in the case.
In February 2015, four MB defendants were handed down death sentences, while 14 others, including Badie and el Shater, were sentenced to life in prison on the aforementioned charges.