Egypt’s Morsi Court Appearance Postponed until 1 February

The judge in the trial of Egypt’s former Islamist president on charges of inciting murder has ordered the hearings be adjourned until 1 February after bad weather prevented Mohamed Morsi from reaching the Cairo court.

Security officials say the helicopter that was to fly Morsi from a prison near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria to the court in Cairo could not take off because of fog on Wednesday.

Morsi and 14 others are on trial for inciting the killing of protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in December 2012, when at least 10 people wee killed and hundreds wounded.

It’s one of three trials that Morsi faces. Charges in all three carry the death penalty.

The army-backed authorities brought two new cases against Morsi last month, accusing him of conspiring against Egypt with the Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Shia Islamist government of Iran, and separately charging him over a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

Source: The Guardian