Egypt sets Feb. 2 as start date for a Morsi trial

FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold his poster as they raise their hands with four fingers, which has become a symbol for Morsi supporters, during a protest in Cairo, Egypt. While last week's constitutional referendum approved the draft charter, the low turnout - less than 39 percent - has put on display the country's enduring divisions six months after the ouster of Morsi and nearly three years after autocrat Hosni Mubarak was overthrown. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has set Feb. 2 as the start date for one of the trials of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, this one on charges of conspiring with foreign groups.

Medhat Idris of the Cairo Appeals Court told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the venue for the trial has not been determined yet.

Morsi is facing four separate trials and was most recently referred to trial over insulting the judiciary. Charges in the other three trials, including inciting the murder of his opponents and organizing jailbreaks, carry the death penalty.

Only the trial for the killing of his opponents has started and is to resume next month.

Morsi was ousted in a popularly-backed military coup last July, nearly a year after he became Egypt's first freely elected president.