The Cairo Criminal Court has adjourned the “Grand Espionage” case in which ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 35 others are charged with “spying with foreign entities and harming Egyptian interests”.
The court adjourned the trial upon the request of the defence panel which requested minutes of meetings of Essam Al-Haddad, Morsi’s foreign policy adviser during his year in office.
Lawyers have accused the general prosecution of deliberately concealing the blood test results of Morsi’s advisor Ayman Ali which prove that his continued detention poses a threat to his life due to his health conditions. Another defendant, Khairat al-Shater, the Muslim Brotherhood’s deputy leader, complained of mistreatment and a lack of proper medical care in prison.
Morsi and nine other Brotherhood figureheads are facing another espionage trial, in which they are accused of “leaking national security secrets and spying for the state of Qatar”.