The trial of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi has been adjourned until January next year – the former leader is in court on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in December last year. Hundreds of Islamist supporters have gathered outside the court in Cairo, amid a heavy police presence.
There have been two more fatal attacks in Egypt, a day after bloody clashes left at least 50 people dead.
Gunmen shot dead five soldiers sitting in a car at a checkpoint in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.
In the southern Sinai town of al Tour, two people were killed by a car bomb next to a government building.
In Cairo, a rocket propelled grenade was fired at a state-owned satellite TV station wounding two people
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(Reuters) – Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
Convening on Wednesday at the Cairo jail where Mubarak is held, the court upheld a petition from his lawyer demanding the release of the man who ruled Egypt for 30 years until he was overthrown during the uprisings that swept the Arab world in early 2011.
Judicial and security sources said the court had ordered Mubarak’s release. His lawyer, Fareed al-Deeb, confirmed this as he left Tora prison after the session. Asked when Mubarak would go free, he told Reuters: “Maybe tomorrow”.
Mubarak, 85, was sentenced to life in prison last year for failing to prevent the killing of demonstrators. But a court accepted his appeal earlier this year and ordered a retrial.
The ailing former president probably has no political future. But many Egyptians would see his release as the rehabilitation of an old order that endured through six decades of military-backed rule – and even a reversal of the pro-democracy revolt that toppled him.
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Egyptian judicial officials have ordered former President Hosni Mubarak freed from jail, a stunning turnaround for the 85-year-old strongman who ruled the nation for three decades before being ousted in a popular revolution, and a move that could plunge the unraveling North African nation into further violence. The announcement, which comes as Egypt is roiling with new protests following the… Read more →
Tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters stormed the streets of Cairo Friday, some chanting “down with military rule!” as the embattled country braced for more protests over a crackdown on Islamists.
Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi marched in several Cairo neighborhoods and other towns across the country, protesting a military-imposed state of emergency after massive bloodshed earlier this week.
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Britain has summoned the Egyptian ambassador for a meeting as the death toll from Wednesday’s attack on pro-Morsi supporters rose to 525.
The Foreign Office said it had summoned the Ambassador to express its “deep concern” at the violence.
London urged the authorities to act with “the greatest restraint”, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.
“We called in the Egyptian ambassador to express our deep concern at the escalating violence and unrest in Egypt,” a spokesman said.
Egyptian ambassadors to France and Germany were also called to similar meetings on Thursday.
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Egypt Health Ministry says death toll from nationwide clashes, police raids rises to 95, with 874 wounded in push by Egyptian military to remove protestors demanding reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Egyptian authorities have declared a state of emergency as violent clashes between supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and the military that ousted him spread across the… Read more →