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  • Tuesday ,17 June 2014

Morsi espionage trial adjourned to June 29


Copts and Poliltical Islam


Tuesday ,17 June 2014

Morsi espionage trial adjourned to June 29

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Monday the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and several Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of espionage to June 29, in order to hear further witness testimony. The last trial session was held on June 16 and was also adjourned in order to hear testimony in closed sessions. The defendants include Morsi and 35 other Brotherhood leaders are 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 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.