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Egypt: Judges step down from case demanding labelling Qatar as "terror-sponsoring country"

The judicial panel hearing the lawsuit that calls for labelling Qatar a "terror-sponsoring country" stepped down from the court, citing "uneasiness", judicial sources said.


The case has been adjourned till Wednesday until another court reviews the case.

Egyptian law allows judges to withdraw from cases citing "uneasiness" without having to state the specific reason for withdrawal.

Samir Sabry, the lawyer who filed the lawsuit, accused Qatar of "hosting fugitive terrorists."

Egypt after the July 3 coup accused Qatar of meddling in Egypt's affairs and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood from which the ousted president hails.

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