Court adjourns trial of Egyptian accused of spying for Israel

The trial of a Egyptian businessman charged with spying for Israel was on Monday postponed until 12 February.

Tarek Abdel Razeq Hussein, 37, owner of an export-import company, was arrested in August for allegedly recruiting Egyptian communications officials to spy for Israel.

Judicial sources said the Supreme State Security Court adjourned the trial so that the suspect’s defense team could obtain a copy of the investigation files.

Egyptian news reports said that Hussein also faces charges of recruiting Syrian and Lebanese agents to work for Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad.

He is further charged with receiving some US$37,000 in return for spying.

Two Israeli Mossad officers, Idi Moshe and Joseph Demore, will be tried in absentia.

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