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Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al-Jazeera English journalists to June 11

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, left, and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohammed, right, listen in a courtroom, in Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Fahmy is being tried along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed on charges accusing them of being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security. The retrial in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to June 11. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, left, and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohammed, right, listen in a courtroom, in Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Fahmy is being tried along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed on charges accusing them of being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security. The retrial in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to June 11. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, talks to his fiancé Marwa Omara during his retrial at a courtroom, in Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 4, 2015.  Fahmy is being tried along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed on charges accusing them of being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security. The retrial in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to June 11. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, talks to his fiancĂ© Marwa Omara during his retrial at a courtroom, in Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Fahmy is being tried along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed on charges accusing them of being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security. The retrial in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to June 11. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Egyptian policeman directs Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, right, and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohammed, left,  as they wait for their retrial in front of a policeman at a courtroom, in Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Fahmy is being tried along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed on charges accusing them of being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security. The retrial in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to June 11. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    An Egyptian policeman directs Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, right, and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohammed, left, as they wait for their retrial in front of a policeman at a courtroom, in Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Fahmy is being tried along with Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed on charges accusing them of being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security. The retrial in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups has been postponed to June 11. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

An Egyptian court has adjourned the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists on terrorism-related charges to June 11.

The three were detained in December 2013 and later sentenced to up to 10 years in prison each, before Egypt's highest court ordered the retrial.

Judge Hassan Farid on Thursday ordered the postponement so defense lawyers would have a chance to deliver their closing arguments.

Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, who was Al-Jazeera's Cairo acting bureau chief, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed are on retrial on charges of being part of a terrorist group and airing falsified footage intended to damage national security.

Greste was released and deported in February. Fahmy and Mohammed were released on bail days later. Fahmy has said he filed a lawsuit against his employer.