Cairo • The trial of Egypt's former Islamist president on charges of inciting murder was adjourned last week until next month, after bad weather prevented a helicopter flight from bringing Mohammed Morsi to court.
The helicopter, which was to fly Morsi from a prison near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria to the court in eastern Cairo, could not take off because of thick fog, according to Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim. Judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef adjourned the proceedings until Feb. 1.
Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members face charges of inciting the killing of protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in December 2012 when he was still in office and when at least 10 people were killed and hundreds wounded. Last week's hearing was to be Morsi's second appearance in court since his ouster in a popularly-backed coup on July 3.