Deposed President of Egypt, Mohammad Morsi has been charged with four major trials of which if he gets convicted will have to face death penalty. The four trials against Mohammad Morsi are :provoking supporters to commit violence and murder during break-up of December 2012 protest, conspiring with foreign organizations to commit terrorist acts within the country, murders of prison officers in jail break during 2011 uprising against President Mubarak and further insulting the judiciary.
It has been a tough time for the court to carry out any trial as Morsi refuses to stay silent, claiming that he still is the President and shouldn’t be treated like a prisoner. The court had to keep Morsi along with the other defendants in a soundproof glass cage, so that his shouting wouldn’t disrupt the court. But this disturbed Morsi’s lawyers who walked out in protest from the case as they were against such treatment of their client. Hence the court has now appointed new defense team for Morsi and the case will start off again on 23rd February. Outside the court there were mixed supports from Egyptians, where some were demanding Morsi along with the other charged to be executed while some stated that Morsi was a victim of politically motivated prosecutions. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV