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  • Thursday ,21 May 2015
العربية

Morsi’s Qatar espionage case postponed to 24 May

By-dailynewsegypt

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:05

Thursday ,21 May 2015

Morsi’s Qatar espionage case postponed to 24 May

The Cairo Criminal Court postponed Wednesday the trial session against former president Mohamed Morsi and 10 other defendants, accused of espionage with Qatar, to 24 May.The Cairo Criminal Court postponed Wednesday the trial session against former president Mohamed Morsi and 10 other defendants, accused of espionage with Qatar, to 24 May.

The defendants stand accused of several charges including spying and leaking confidential general and military intelligence documents to Qatari intelligence and Qatari satellite channel Al Jazeera.
 
Relations between Egypt and Qatar have been on the brink since Morsi’s ouster in July 2013. Egypt accused Qatar of supporting the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, and using Al Jazeera news network for this aim.
 
Morsi received his first death sentence earlier this week in the prison break and espionage with Hamas cases. In the latter case, he was accused of escaping from Wadi El-Natrun prison during the events of the 25 January Revolution in collaboration with Hamas and Hezbollah.
 
Morsi was handed a 20-year sentence for inciting and demonstrating violence in Presidential Palace clashes in December 2012.