Egyptian prosecutor accuses ex-president of passing state secrets to Iran

Egypt's top prosecutor has accused the former president of passing state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

He says in a statement Sunday that Mohammed Morsi and 35 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood were conspiring to destabilize the country and were cooperating with foreign groups, including Palestinian Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah. Morsi appeared briefly in court for Sunday's hearing, the second in a trial which began on Feb. 16. The next hearing is set for Feb. 27.

Defense lawyers walked out of the courtroom at the previous hearing in protest over the fact that Morsi and other defendants were being held in a glass sound-proof cage.

Morsi was ousted by the military following millions-strong protests after just one year in power.