CAIRO: The espionage trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and 35 co-defendants was adjourned to Tuesday January 13, Youm7 reported Monday.
The Cairo Criminal Court decided to postpone today’s hearing to listen to defense team pleading. During Monday’s hearing, the court agreed to allow the defendant Refaa el-Tahtawy to undergo a necessary medical surgery.
On charges of collaborating with foreign organizations to execute acts of terrorism in Egypt and revealing national security secrets, Morsi and 18 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders including: Khairat el-Shater and Brotherhood Guide Mohamed Badie are standing trial; 17 are being tried in absentia.
State Security Prosecution has accused defendants of espionage charges from between 2005 to 2013 inside and outside Egypt, Al-Shorouq reported.
Morsi is also being tried in two other cases; he is charged with escaping from Wadi al-Natroun Prison during the January 25 Revolution, and complicity in killing at least 10 protesters outside the Ithadeya presidential palace in December 2013 .