Morsi trial adjourned to February 23

A Cairo court adjourned Sunday the trial of Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsiover charges of espionage to February 23.

Presiding judge Shaaban El-Shami asked for mandating ten lawyers for the defendants.

The other defendants include Muslim Brotherhood supremeguide Mohamed Badei and his two deputies Khairat al-Shaterand Mahmoud Ezzat, former parliament speaker Saad al-Katatni and others.

They are accused of collaborating with foreign bodies, spyingfor the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood,its military wing and the (Palestinian) Hamas movement tocarry out terrorist acts in Egypt.

Morsi’s lawyer Sileem al-Awaa urged the judge to remove the glass cage in which thedefendants were placed, charging it prevented defendants from hearing the prosecution ortheir lawyers.

But the judge refused his demand.

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