Egyptian court postpones Morsi's trial to Dec. 3

Ousted president will stand trial on charges ranging from killing protesters, mass jailbreak to espionage

Egyptian court postpones Morsi's trial to Dec. 3

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Egyptian court ruled Monday that the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted and imprisoned following a military coup in 2013, was postponed to conduct a medical examination.

The court postponed the hearing of Morsi and a number of other defendants who were accused of “espionage” to Dec. 3.

The court also ordered the medical examination to be carried out at Morsi’s expense.

Morsi is currently serving a 20-year jail term for “killing protesters”. 

The former president is also standing trial on several charges ranging from a mass jailbreak to espionage. 

Morsi, along with all of his co-defendants, insists that the charges are politically motivated. 

Since Morsi’s overthrow, Egyptian authorities launched a relentless crackdown on dissent, killing hundreds of Morsi supporters and detaining thousands.

 

Last Mod: 20 Kasım 2017, 10:13
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