News Brief 10/30/2013, Cheshvan 26, 5774
Egypt: Judge Quits Muslim Brotherhood Leader Trial
Egyptian Judge Mohammed Fahmy al-Qarmuty said Tuesday that he and his two colleagues were stepping down from the trial of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and a second Muslim Brotherhood leader for "reasons of conscience" right before the second session of the trial.
Badie, top leader of the Brotherhood, was arrested in August during the government crackdown on the group along with his deputy, Khairat al-Shatir. They were charged with inciting murder and violence.