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Defiant Morsi on Trial in Jailbreak Case

In this image taken from Egypt State TV, Mohammed Morsi stands inside a glass-encased metal cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Jan. 28. 2014.
In this image taken from Egypt State TV, Mohammed Morsi stands inside a glass-encased metal cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Jan. 28. 2014.
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Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi protested at his new trial in Cairo from a glass and metal cage, as he faces charges of breaking out of prison in 2011.

Video showed Morsi dressed in a white jumpsuit yelling in the courtroom at the judge from his largely sound-proof cage.

The former president is being tried along with 130 other people, including members of his Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestinian militant group Hamas and the Lebanese group Hezbollah.

Morsi is facing three other trials.

Mohamed Morsi faces trials in Egypt for:

  • Murder and other charges from his 2011 jailbreak
  • Inciting violence against anti-government protesters in 2012
  • Insulting the judiciary
  • Conspiring with foreign groups, including Hamas, to commit terrorist acts
His trial for allegedly inciting violence against anti-government protesters in 2012 is due to resume Saturday, after being postponed twice since it opened in November.  A third case focuses on charges that he insulted the judiciary and a fourth deals with charges of espionage in collaboration with Hamas.

Egypt's military removed Morsi from office last July, and authorities have spent months cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood, including arresting many of its leaders and declaring it a terrorist group.

Also Tuesday, officials said gunmen on a motorcycle in Cairo shot and killed a senior police officer, Major General Mohammed el-Said, who served as the head of the interior ministry's technical office.

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by: Dr. Masta Marina from: Finland
January 28, 2014 11:18 AM
I just hope the Egyptians learn from History. This guy must be found guilty and get the death penalty...!!! if you want to survive this evil Islam, this malignancy of the Muslim Brotherhood, you can't not afford to house, cloth and feed this degenerates.

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