Media ban on Morsi trial lifted
Morsi is accused of collaborating with foreign organizations. (AFP/File)
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The court also lifted the trial's media ban, issued by Egypt's prosecutor-general in November 2013.
Morsi and 35 other Brotherhood leading figures stand accused of collaborating with foreign organisations – namely Gaza rulers Hamas, an ideological offshoot of the Brotherhood – to commit acts of terrorism in Egypt.
According to a statement from the prosecution, they have been accused of revealing defence secrets to a foreign country, funding terrorists and organising militant training "to achieve the purpose of the international organisation of the Brotherhood."
Morsi also faces a number of other charges in separate court cases, including counts of incitement to murder and breaking out of prison in 2011.