Morsi espionage trial adjourned to Jan 31
Mohamed Morsi - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The espionage trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and 35 co-defendants was adjourned to Saturday January 31, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

The next hearing is scheduled to be the last one to listen to the pleadings of the defense. The court will then announce the date of the verdict hearing.

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-Shorouk 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.

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