Morsi trial delayed to June 29

Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohammad Morsi’s Qatar espionage trial delayed to June 29

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The Qatar espionage trial of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammad Morsi and other 10 co-defendants adjourned from Sunday to June 29, Monday, says judicial sources.

The Cairo Criminal Court said it delayed the trial to continue examining the evidences.  

On Saturday’s hearing, which is part of the fourth trial against Morsi since his ouster in July 2013, he was brought to the courtroom dressed in red coloured prison uniform, which is worn by those sentenced to death.

Morsi and other 10 defendants face charges of spying for Qatar and leaking the confidential reports to Qatar army.

Morsi first appeared with the red uniform in a hearing on June 21, after he has been sentenced to death with charges of murder and attempted murder during a mass jailbreak from Wadi al Natroun prison during Egypt’s 2011 revolution.

Egypt’s military officers, led by then military chief now President Abdul-Fattah el Sisi, removed the country’s first democratically elected president with a coup, Mohammad Morsi, suspended the Constitution in June 2014.

Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison in “Itihadeya” case in which he and other 14 Muslim Brotherhood leaders were accused of killing 10 protesters and “exercising excessive power” outside Itihadeya Palace in December 2012.

At least 2,600 people were killed and almost 41,000 people were arrested in violence and crackdown of the following 18 months after Morsi was deposed in July 2013.

TRTWorld and agencies