The New Cairo Court decided on Sunday that it will issue the final verdict on a case involving former head of the Central Auditing Organisation (CAO), Hisham Geneina, and Al-Tahrir journalists, Huda Abou Bakr and Ismail Al-Wasimy, on 23 October.
The defendants are accused of spreading false information and misleading the public.
The case started when Hisham Geneina claimed in local media that former justice minister Ahmed Al-Zind sold a piece of land belonging to the Judges Club, which the latter headed at the time, to a relative.
Geneina previously received a one-year prison sentence following his recent allegations that government corruption had resulted in the loss of EGP 600bn in state funds.
Source: Daily News Egypt