Morsi's espionage trial postponed to May 6

An Egyptian court on Monday adjourned until May 6 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 others on charges of espionage, a judicial source said.

An Egyptian court on Monday adjourned until May 6 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 others on charges of espionage, a judicial source said.

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Monday adjourned until May 6 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 others on charges of espionage, a judicial source said.

He added that the court postponed the trial in order to listen to more testimonies from witnesses and review evidence said to be stored on CDs.

During the Monday session, the court imposed a media blackout on the trial.

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

Morsi and his co-defendants emphatically deny the charges against them, which they describe as politically driven.

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

He currently faces four different trials for multiple charges, including incitement to murder, jailbreak and offending the judiciary.

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