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Morsi espionage trial postponed to 14 October

Court awaits further reports relating to the case in which Brotherhood leaders are accused of collaborating with foreign organisations


Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi  espionage trial postponed to 14 October. (AFP FILE PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)
Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi espionage trial postponed to 14 October.
(AFP FILE PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)

The trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood members accused of espionage has been postponed until 14 October.

The Emergency Supreme State Security Court ordered the postponement as the court is waiting to receive security reports relating to the trial and to hear from more witnesses, reported state-owned Al-Ahramr.

Morsi faces espionage charges along with other senior Brotherhood figures, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, his deputies Khairat El-Shater and Mahmoud Ezzat, and leaders of the group’s political wing Saad Al-Katatni, Mohamed Al-Beltagy and Essam El-Erian.

The defendants are accused of organising a plot with Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and Lebanese militants Hezbollah. They are also accused of disclosing national secrets, funding terrorism and coordinating with jihadist organisations inside and outside of Egypt to execute terrorist operations in the country.

The former president, who was ousted last July, is a co-defendant in four other trials, including charges that relate to escaping from prison in January 2011, inciting the killing of protesters in December 2012, insulting the judiciary, and leaking confidential presidential documents regarding national security to Qatari intelligence and Qatar-based media network Al Jazeera.

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