An Egyptian court said on Wednesday it adjourned until April 22 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists.
The pair are charged with aiding a terrorist organization, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood, which the government banned following an army takeover of power in July 2013. The army, led by current president Abdel Fattah el-Sissi who was then defense minister, toppled Egypt’s first freely-elected civilian President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Al-Jazeera English journalists Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, right, and Egyptian Baher Mohammed leave a court after a hearing in their retrial near Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, March 8, 2015.
Al Jazeera producer Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship to facilitate his release, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed were released on bail last month after spending more than a year in custody.
A third Al Jazeera journalist, Australian Peter Greste, was deported in February, following a presidential decree that allowed deportation of jailed foreigners.
They were originally sentenced to between seven and 10 years in prison on charges including spreading lies to help a terrorist organization, which they have denied. Egypt's high court ordered a retrial in January.