As it happened: Egypt leader Morsi Trial

2013-11-04 09:53

Get the latest details as Egypt's deposed president Mohammed Morsi appears in court over the deaths of protesters, four months after his dramatic fall from power in a military overthrow.

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Last Updated at 08:52

13:23  Ousted president Morsi to be moved to Cairo's Tora prison - Anadolu Agency says.

13:21 Brotherhood leader Amr Darrag prevented from leaving : Sources - Anadolu Agency tweets. 



13:08 the court decided to postpone the trial of #Morsi and 14 other defendants to the hearing of Jan. 8th 201. Anadolu Agency tweets


In Brief: The trial of Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi has been halted because of the defendants’ chanting. Sky News says The adjournment - on the first day of the controversial trial - is likely to last until later on Monday and comes after a two-hour delay to the start of proceedings..

Meanwhile, tensions remain high amid high security alert.

13:00 Just got out of Morsi trial. Judge had to adjourn twice. Morsi and MB rejected authority of court, yelled"i am still the president." tweets




12:35 Media van attacked outside #Morsi trial. Reporter trapped inside said MB stormed her, police rescued her.



12:10 At trial, Morsi "chanted 'down with military rule'... and called himself the country's only 'legitimate' president." 


12:02 Egyptian police arrested at least five pro-Morsi supporters outside the court where deposed President Morsi's trail is being held. Arsal Sherazi tweets. 

11:51 State media says otherwise - no recording of the statement has been released yet.

11:50 Morsi: This court is illegitimate as I am the legitimate President and was wrongly and unconstitutionally removed, Egypt Streets quotes the former Egyptian leader.

11:48 Kin of slain Brotherhoos loyalists demand 'real perpetrators' put on trial not Morsi, Ahram Online tweets. 

11:46 Morsi told the Judge "I am the legitimate president of Egypt...and should be allowed to continue to work as President." Egyptian Streets tweets 

11:45 Morsi supporters are attacking several journalists and news vans outside the Police Academy, Egyptian Streets says. 

11:42 Follow the story about the halting of the trial here

11:23 Judge has adjourned Morsi's trial session until the deposed president dresses in the mandatory white outfit for prisoners, says Egyptian streets.

11:19 Judge in Mohammed Morsi's trial adjourns proceedings because of defendants' chants, tweets Jon Gambrell

11:08 Judging panel threatens to adjourn session due to chaos in the courtroom, says MTV English News

11:06 A number of Defendants present in the dock shout denouncing the trial during its first session, says MTV English News

11:03 Mohammed Morsi's trial has started. The ousted president is charged with inciting the killing of opposition protesters, Reem Abdellatiff tweets

10:57 Morsi defence lawyers complain of restrictions by authorities, Ahram online tweets

10:54 Morsi enters courtroom wearing 'jacket' refusing to wear prisoner's uniform, says MTV English News

10:53 Growing crowd down at the Supreme Court on the Nile, tweets Alastair Beach

10:50 Morsi entering courtroom depicts him with clenched fists..sign of determination. As if he's saying "I will not be defeated." Tweets shahiraamin13

10:46 Session begins in the trial of ousted President Mohammad Morsi, says MTV English News

10:43 Judges enter courtroom for start of Morsi trial, tweets MTV English News

10:40 Watch this Video of Morsi.  


In brief, Mohammed Morsi has arrived at the trail which is to start in a few moment. Hi supporters  have also arrived outside court and denounce trial as illegitimate. Theysay Morsi has been kidnapped. Some think the trial is another 'silly' show like the Mubarak trial. 

10:33 Pretty weak showing by pro-Morsiers at Police Academy. 2 groups, abt 50 each, chanting. Another 100 milling around, tweets Alexander Marquardt.

10:30 -

10:26 Court session to commence in moments, says Egyptian Streets. 


: Morsi supporters attack Al Arabiya journo outside of Police Academy."

10:17 has refused to wear the necessary outfit for trial delaying the court session's commencement, says Al-Hayat, tweets Egyptia Streets Tweets.


10:10 Pro-morsi group at #Morsi trial took over Al Arabiya platform. Chanting "Morsi, Morsi," and "Islam is not terrorism." Tweets Alexander Marquardt

10:08 Most schools & universities suspended classes today ahead of trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, fears of clashes, reports say.

10:07 There are 14 other co-defendants on trial today along with, says Egyptian Steets.

10:04 Military tanks are said to be on Cairo streets

10:02 Several train services have been suspended over security concerns, tweets Egyptian Streets. 

9:55 Reports say the trial won't be broadcast live

Egypt is to try deposed president Mohammed Morsi over the deaths of protesters, stirring fresh tensions four months after his dramatic fall from power in a military overthrow.

The former leader has already arrive at the venue of the trial, the Police Academy.

Around 20 000 security details are expected to be deployed for the trial.  

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