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Egyptian judges withdraw from Muslim Brotherhood trial

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-10-29

The three judges presiding in the trial of Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and his aides withdrew as the proceedings were due to resume on Tuesday.

The three judges presiding in the trial of Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and his aides withdrew as the proceedings were due to resume on Tuesday, FRANCE 24's Cairo correspondent Tamer Ezzeldin reported.

The three judges presiding in the trial of Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and his aides withdrew from the proceedings on Tuesday, citing "reasons of conscience".

"The judges are retiring from this case for reasons of conscience and the accused must remain in detention," head judge Mohammed Fahmy al-Qarmuty told the court at the start of the session.

Prior to their decision to step down, the judges ordered that the defendants continue to be held in custody.

Badie and his two deputies, Khairat al-Shater and Rashad al-Bayoumi, face charges related to the deaths of protesters who stormed the Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters on June 30.

A total of 32 other defendants are being prosecuted along with Badie, Shater and Bayoumi. None of the 35 defendants was in the court on Tuesday.

(FRANCE 24 with wires)
 

Date created : 2013-10-29

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