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Egypt: Mohammed Morsi's trial fails to proceed

The trial of Egypt's deposed President, Mohammed Morsi, could not proceed on Wednesday (Jan. 8 ) as he was not transported to court due to what officials said was bad weather, latest reports have indicated.

Bad weather was said to have prevented the helicopter that should ferry him from the Borg al-Arab prison to court.

However, according to the Al-Masry Al-Youm Newspaper, Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members have protested that the trial is illegitimate.

They stand accused of killing some protesters which the Muslim Brotherhood continues to deny.

Egypt's Interior Minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, was said to have approved a security plan for the trial.

This, it was further revealed, will involve 5,000 policemen and more than 30 armoured vehicles as well as the military.

Pana 08/01/2014