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.
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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.
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.[Source: MEM]