Mursi trial over spying allegations resumes

Tuesday 22-04-2014 12:20 PM
Mursi trial over spying allegations resumes

Ousted former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi (R) speaks with other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in a cage in a courthouse on the first day of his trial, in Cairo, November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer


CAIRO, April 22 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian court resumed on Tuesday the trial of ousted President Mohamed Mursi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders over allegations that they spied for foreign bodies. 

The Brotherhood leaders are accused of spying in order to carry out terrorist acts inside Egypt and disclose defense-related information to foreign countries. 

They are also accused of funding terrorism, providing military training to serve the interests of the Brotherhood as an international organization as well as committing acts that threaten the country's independence and security. 

Also standing trial alongside Mursi is the Brotherhood's former Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie. 

Egypt's interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization last December.

Mursi is also being tried over other allegations including one related to his escape from prison. 

Mursi was ousted by the army in July following mass demonstrations against his rule. 

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