Morsi likely to meet lawyers, political figures over reconciliation between Muslim Brotherhood & military-backed interim govt

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is expected to meet a number of lawyers and political figures to discuss the progress in reconciliation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military-backed interim government.

A delegation made up of former prime minister Hisham Kandeel, former presidential candidate Mohamed Selim al-Awa and Morsi’s former vice-president Mahmoud Mekki, will meet
Morsi in prison.

The court has agreed to allow visits, but has not yet determined an exact timing for it.

Meanwhile, lawyers who met Morsi inside the Police Academy during his first trial session tried to convince him that it is important to assign a lawyer for his defence. Morsi earlier said he will not appoint a lawyer to defend him during his trial for inciting the murder of anti-regime protesters. The next hearing in the case has been set for January 8.