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Egyptian court postpones Morsi’s trial to 3 December

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 21 other defendants attend a court session behind a cage at the Cairo Police Academy in Cairo, Egypt on August 06, 2017 [Mostafa El-Shemy / Anadolu Agency]
Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 21 other defendants attend a court session behind a cage at the Cairo Police Academy in Cairo, Egypt on August 06, 2017 [Mostafa El-Shemy / Anadolu Agency]

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 3 December.

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.

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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.

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