Egypt's ousted Mursi says jail-break trial is 'void'




 
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Egypt's ousted Mursi says jail-break trial is 'void'
 
February 22nd, 2014  
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Egypt's ousted Mursi says jail-break trial is 'void'
Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Mursi on Saturday rejected the right of a court to try him and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges related to a mass jail break in 2011, security and judicial sources said. Mursi and his comrades, including the Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie, are charged with killing and kidnapping policemen, attacking police facilities and breaking out of jail during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak. "As far as I'm concerned, these procedures are void and I don't accept them," Mursi said, describing himself as the president of the republic and calling on the Egyptian people to continue their "peaceful revolution," according to the sources. Some of the other roughly 130 defendants, who were held in a different courtroom cage from Mursi, applauded him and chanted: "Down with military rule!" It is not unusual for high-profile defendants to be locked up in cages in Egyptian courts.




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