Egypt’s misdemeanour court postponed the trial of the daily Al-Watan
's Editor-in-Chief Magdy El-Galad and reporter Ahmed El-Khatib to 29 June allowing for plaintiffs to submit more documents.
The defendants are accused of publishing a false report which claimed that a militant Islamist cell arrested in October 2012 compiled a hit list of 100 Egyptian figures.
El-Galad, known for his critical stance towards the Muslim Brotherhood, is a former editor of the private-owned daily Al-Masry Al-Youm. He also hosts a television talk show on satellite channel CBC.
In April, Brotherhood-fielded President Mohamed Morsi ordered the withdrawal of all legal complaints lodged against Egyptian journalists.