Morsi espionage trial adjourned to June 2
Former president Mohamed Morsi During His Trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court decided Saturday to postpone the espionage with foreign organizations trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders to June 2.

The court adjourned the trial in order to hear more witness testimonies in a closed session on the new date.

Morsi and 35 other defendants are accused of collaborating with foreign organizations to commit acts of terrorism in Egypt, revealing defense secrets to a foreign country, funding terrorists and organizing military training “to achieve the purposes of the international organization of the Brotherhood.”

Nineteen of the defendants, including Morsi, are in custody, while the other 17 are fugitives being tried in absentia.

Morsi is also being tried in three other separate cases, and is charged with escaping from Wadi al-Natroun prison during the January 25 Revolution, complicity in killing protesters outside Ithadeya presidential palace and insulting the judiciary, in addition to the espionage trial.

Further, a Minya court on April 28 issued its final death sentence to 38 Muslim Brotherhood defendants, and sentenced 490 others to 25 years in prison.

The accused were originally all sentenced to death on charges of killing the deputy head of the Matai police station in Minya on Aug. 14, 2013. Of the 528 defendents in the case, 382 were tried in absentia.

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