Morsi espionage trial to resume Wednesday
Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi during his trial - AP

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court is to resume Wednesday the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of espionage.

The defendants are charged with revealing secrets related to national security and coordinating with Jihadist organizations to commit terrorist acts inside Egypt.

Morsi also stands trial in three other cases: insulting the judicial body, escaping from the Wadi al-Natroun prison during the January 25 Revolution, and inciting and killing protesters.

In late March, The Ministry of Interior released on its official Youtube channel a video containing alleged confessions of Muslim Brotherhood member Ahmed Abdou Ali Afifi, regarding additional espionage charges. In the video, Afifi says Morsi gave him documents to transfer to Qatari network Al Jazeera.

Additional reporting by Mohamed Abdel Razek and Ahmed Ismael.

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