Morsi espionage trial adjourned to June 16
Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi during his trial - AP

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court Monday decided to adjourn the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and several Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of espionage to June 16.

The trial has been postponed to hear witness testimonies in a closed session.

The last trial session was held on May 17 and was also adjourned in order to hear more closed session witness testimonies.

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

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

Morsi is also being tried in three other cases, in which he 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.

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