CAIRO: The Supreme Criminal Court for National Security, refused Saturday to consider the case of Jordanian telecommunication engineer Bashar Abu Zeid, and fugitive Israeli Mossad officer Ofer Herari , Youm7 reported.
The court referred the case appeal to determine other judicial circuit to consider the case.
The two defendants are charged with espionage on behalf of a foreign country, namely Israel, and endangering Egyptian national security through passing Egypt international calls to inside Israel to allow the Israeli intelligence and security apparatuses to monitor the calls to ascertain the locations of the police and army.
Abu Zeid was arrested in March 2011, in the aftermath of the January 25 Revolution, and was charged with working for the Israeli secret service Mossad. The prosecution alleges that he was operating under the cover of starting up a telecommunications business in Egypt.
According to authorities, Herari, who is being tried in absentia, faces charges of overseeing Abu Zeid’s activities.