An Egyptian court convened on Saturday to start the trial of an Egyptian businessman charged with spying and recruiting agents in telecoms firms for Israel's intelligence agency Mossad, the state news agency said.
The judge of the state security court postponed hearing the case to Monday after the defendant's lawyer quit and he chose another lawyer to handle his case, the state news agency MENA said.
Tarek Abdel Rezek Hussein, 37, owner of an import-export firm, was arrested in August on charges of providing Israel with information about Egyptians in telecoms companies who could be recruited to spy in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon.
Hussein is also accused of accepting $37,000 for spying. Two Israelis were charged in absentia.
ReutersLast Mod: 15 Ocak 2011, 13:51