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Prosecution demands death sentence in Morsi’s ‘Qatar espionage’ case

February 10, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Egypt’s public prosecution demanded on Tuesday handing down the death penalty to former President Mohammad Morsi and ten other defendants over charges of espionage and for revealing national security documents to Qatar, Anadolu reported.

The Cairo Criminal Court has adjourned the trial of Morsi and his co-accused until February 13.

Morsi is accused of leaking the confidential national security documents to the Qatari intelligence apparatus with the aim of “harming Egypt’s military and diplomatic status and national interests”.

Morsi is currently facing trial in four other cases, including inciting the killing of protesters during his rule, degrading the Egyptian judiciary, conspiring with foreign groups and breaking out of prison during the 25 January revolution.