- Former president Mohamed Mursi faces final trial
- Other activists face charges of insulting the judiciary
Mursi, along with other members of the Muslim Brotherhood and liberal activists, will face charges of insulting the judiciary in a Cairo court. This will mean the death sentence that was handed to the former president in May will be delayed.
Along with other members of the Brotherhood, Mursi was sentenced to death by hanging. Five other members of the group, including the groups leader Mohammed Badie, have had their sentences upheld by an Egyptian court.
The decision came at the same time that Mursi was sentenced to life in prison for espionage after being accused of spying for Palestinian militant group Hamas, Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah and Iran.
Local reports have suggested that Mursis execution is imminent despite the courts willingness to carry on with pending trials.