The Cairo Criminal Court postponed Saturday the retrial of the three Al Jazeera English journalists to 1 June.
The decision is to allow the court to start listening to the case’s pleas, starting with the general prosecution’s proceedings, state media reported.
The three Al Jazeera journalists are facing a retrial after they were initially sentenced to seven and 10 years in prison last June. In January, Egypt’s Court of Cassation accepted an appeal filed in the case, ordering a retrial.
Three Al Jazeera journalists, Australian Peter Greste, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, were arrested in December 2013 and accused of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood against Egypt.
Greste was released and deported at the beginning of February. The remaining journalists had to wait until 12 February, however, when the Criminal Court decided to release all the defendants on bail, with Fahmy giving up his Egyptian nationality in a bid to help his release.