Egypt court adjourns Morsi spy trial to Sept. 20

Morsi and his co-defendants emphatically deny the charges, which they insist are politically driven.

Egypt court adjourns Morsi spy trial to Sept. 20

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned to September 20 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 others on charges of espionage, a judicial source said.

Defendants face charges of "conspiring" with Palestinian resistance group Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah to carry out "terrorist acts" inside Egypt.

Morsi and his co-defendants emphatically deny the charges, which they insist are politically driven.

The court had earlier imposed a media blackout on all trial proceedings.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader, was ousted by the military last year – after only one year in office – following massive protests against his presidency.

He currently faces multiple criminal charges, including incitement to murder, jailbreak and offending Egypt's judiciary.

Former army chief Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, widely seen as the architect of Morsi's ouster, became president after winning the May presidential poll.

 

Last Mod: 14 Eylül 2014, 15:37
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