The Giza Criminal Court on Sunday postponed to June 21 the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and ten other leaders from the Muslim Brotherhood for charges of collaborating with the Kingdom of Qatar.
Defendants are facing charges of leaking sensitive state security information to the kingdom, which was the strongest and most vocal supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood government before its ouster in 2013.
In late May, Morsi and 105 others were handed a pending death sentence for collaborating with Palestinian faction Hamas and Lebanese militia Hezbollah for the invasion of Egyptian prisons during the 2011 uprising.
Since Morsi’s ouster, Qatar has been the target of ongoing media attacks over its declared support for the Brotherhood. Some lawsuits filed at Egyptian courts demanded the kingdom be declared a terrorist entity.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm