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Egyptian authorities prevent journalists from covering Morsi's trial

February 5, 2014 at 2:11 am

Egyptian security services prevented anti-coup journalists and solicitors from attending ousted president, Mohammed Morsi’s, trial.


Sources said that Court of Appeal in Cairo decided to hold the hearing at the Police Academy’s head office in Al-Qahera Al-Jadida.

Security sources said that the trial would not be aired live.

Morsi is on trial amidst massive demonstrations in most Egyptian governorates opposing the military coup.

Large numbers of demonstrators gathered outside the Supreme Judiciary Council. They are calling for Morsi’s and all other political prisoners trials, to be annulled.

Demonstrators also called for those who had killed peaceful demonstrators during the protests to be prosecuted.

Fourteen Muslim Brotherhood leaders are on trial alongside Morsi. They are accused of killing protesters and inciting violence during Morsi’s presidency.