A court in Sudan trying a Sudanese man accused of passing classified information to an international court investigating Darfur war crimes has given him more time to prepare his defense.
Mohammed al-Sirri is the first Sudanese to face charges at home of collaborating with the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court investigating Darfur crimes.
He has pleaded not guilty and claimed he confessed under duress.
The prosecution charged al-Sirri in connection with the case of Sudanese official Ahmed Harun.
The ICC issued an arrest warrant for Harun, accused of crimes against humanity for leading a local militia against majority ethnic African residents in Darfur.
Court officials said Tuesday al-Sirri's trial will resume January 4.