Morsy trial over killing protesters postponed to Wednesday

The Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial to Wednesday, when it plans to hear a number of prosecution witnesses.
The court set 1 March as a deadline for the Egyptian Radio and TV Union to submit a technical report about videos submitted by prosecutors which depicted scenes of the clashes outside Ettehadiya.
Deposed president Mohamed Morsy had earlier arrived to the Cairo Criminal Court for the fouth session of his trial over charges of instigating violence outside the Ettehadiya Presidential Palace in December 2012.
A security source said Morsy had been ready since 7am but his transfer to court from Borg al-Arab Prison in Alexandria was delayed due to unfavorable weather.
Calm prevailed on Tuesday around Police Academy, where deposed President Mohamed Morsy and other 14 Muslim Brotherhood figures stand trial on charges of killing protesters.
The suspects face charges of inciting violence relating to the deaths of about a dozen people in clashes outside the presidential palace in December 2012 after Morsy enraged his opponents with a decree expanding his powers.
Security imposed strict measures around the academy.
Military and police vehicles were seen in front of gate no. 8, allocated for entrance of media professionals, journalists and lawyers. Detectives were also seen around the academy to prevent Muslim Brotherhood supporters ruin the trial.
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim earlier approved in a meeting with his deputies a plan to secure the trial through 35 groups of central security troops, 30 battle groups and 44 armored vehicles. The plan includes securing transferring of Morsy from Borg al-Arab prison in Alexandria to the academy via helicopter.
The plan also includes securing routes of the rest of suspects from Tora Prison to the academy via armored vehicles and securing the courtroom ahead and after the session.
Edited translation from MENA

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