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Morsi’s retrial on “trespassing Eastern Borders” case adjourned to July 17

Thursday 21/June/2018 - 03:54 PM
Sada El Balad
Hassanein Tayea
The Cairo Criminal Court، deaded by Councilor Mohamed Sherin، decided on Thursday to adjourn ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s retrial over the case، known as “Trespassing Egypt’s Eastern Borders” to July 15، 2018.


Since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi، he has been facing many charges. He received a death sentence in the “Mass Prison Break” case in May 2015، but the verdict was overturned by the Court of Cassation. Morsi and five other Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated defendants were all referred to retrials.


On January 28، 2011، prisons holding terrorism defendants and other convicts were attacked by militants who trespassed into Egypt through its eastern borders to free prisoners، including Morsi. The re-trial judge is Chancellor Mohamed Sherine Fahmy. The last session was held in November when the court listened to witness testimony.


In November 2016، the death penalty for spying charges was overturned by the Court of Cassation، as well as the seven-year prison sentence for two other defendants، for conspiring with Hamas. Instead، a retrial was ordered.

Legal experts and lawyers had casted doubts about the survival of Morsi from the charges that he has been facing.

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