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Alleged SCAF leaks referred to military prosecution in Morsi trail

Next session of ousted president’s trial will resume on Wednesday

Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat referred Tuesday the investigation of the recent alleged SCAF leaks in the ongoing trial of former President Mohamed Morsi to the military prosecutor.

Barakat cited that they fall into the specialisation of the military judiciary, state media reported.

The decision was taken during the Presidential Palace trial Tuesday, where Morsi and 14 other prominent Islamist leaders are accused of inciting the murder of protesters during clashes outside the Itihadeya Palace in December 2012.

The trial was postponed to Wednesday.

Morsi’s defence requested to present the leaks as evidence on the case during the trial.The prosecution representative presented a copy of Barakat’s decision, asking the court to refer the investigations concerning the leaks to the military.

The leaks included phone calls initially aired by pro-Morsi satellite channel, Mekamelin, allegedly between members of the Supreme Council of the Armed forces (SCAF). In the tapes, it was mentioned that Morsi was being held in a maximum security navy prison in Abu Qir, contrary to a law that forbids the detention of civilians in military facilities. The military figures also discussed ways to cover up the detention and falsify information related to his whereabouts, alleged the lawyer during the trial in which Morsi is facing allegations of espionage.

Last week the primary prosecution investigation claimed that the leaks are “fabricated” and “were planned to be used by Brotherhood media machines to spread chaos”.

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