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Morsi’s espionage trial adjourned to November

Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, wearing an orange uniform while in prison [Anadolu Agency/Facebook]
Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, wearing an orange uniform while in prison [Anadolu Agency/Facebook]

A Cairo court yesterday adjourned the retrial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and a number of other Muslim Brotherhood members to 24 November.

Egyptian newspaper Youm7 reported that the retrial was adjourned as the court is still waiting for information from the interior ministry, is looking into the evidence.

Early this week, the Cassation Court cancelled death sentences against Morsi and 18 Brotherhood leaders and members.

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Morsi, the first ever freely elected Egyptian president, was ousted in July 2013 in a military coup that was led by current President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who was the country’s defence minister at the time.

Since the coup, Morsi and scores of Brotherhood members and supporters, as well as pro-democracy activists, have faced trials, many of which have been described by international watchdogs as “politically motivated” as part of a wider crackdown on opponents of the coup government.

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