Morsi Trial Over Spying Allegations Resumes

An Egyptian court resumed on Monday the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders over allegations that they spied for foreign bodies.

The Brotherhood leaders are accused of spying to facilitate terrorist acts inside Egypt and expose defense-related information to other 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 Morsi is the Brotherhood’s former Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie.

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

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

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

Source:Aswat Masriya