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Morsi's lawyers walk out of espionage trial

Updated: 2014-02-17 07:56
By Agencies in Cairo, Egypt ( China Daily)

The trial of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi was adjourned on Sunday after his lawyers walked out of the courtroom in protest at a soundproof cage in which he and other defendants were being held.

The court case involves charges of espionage and terrorism brought against Morsi by the current military-backed government, and is the third trial to be brought against the former president.

It is part of a government crackdown targeting Morsi and his Islamist supporters since he was ousted by the military on July 3.

Morsi's lawyers walk out of espionage trial