Egypt court postpones verdict in trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders

A lawyer for Egypt's powerful opposition Muslim Brotherhood says that the military tribunal has once again postponed the verdict in the high profile trial of 40 of its leaders. Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud calls the latest postponement a political move related to upcoming municipal elections set for April 8. Over a year ago, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered 40 Brotherhood leaders including number three Khayrat el-Shater, to stand trial before a military court on charges of money laundering and terrorism. The movement was founded in 1928 but has been officially banned since 1954. It is Egypt's largest opposition group and its lawmakers, although they run as independents, hold more than a fifth of the seats in parliament's 454-member lower house.