“Morsi” requests judges’ recusal due to blatant “hostility”

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At a Wednesday court session, lawyers for jailed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi asked presiding judges to recuse themselves due to blatant “hostility” shown towards the defendants.

Morsi, along with 26 co-defendants, faces charges of breaking out of jail during Egypt’s 2011 popular uprising, which forced autocratic President Hosni Mubarak to step down after three decades in power.

According to local judicial sources, Cairo’s Court of Appeals will answer the recusal request this Saturday.

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