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Egypt takes Qatar to court on 'terrorism' charges

The Court of Alexandria for Urgent Matters yesterday referred a lawsuit filed by the lawyer of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Tarek Mahmoud, in which he demanded Qatar be considered a state sponsor of terrorism.

The lawsuit states that "after the June 30 revolution, the Emirate of Qatar continued to intervene in the internal affairs of Egypt and to provide the Muslim Brotherhood with material and logistical support and to provide a safe haven for its terrorist leaders who had been sentenced for committing crimes and massacres against the Egyptian people."

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"Through its Emir, Tamim Bin Hamad, the country supports the Jerusalem Battalions which is linked to the Daesh terrorist group which carried out despicable terrorist operations against the Egyptian state, which led to the fall of hundreds of martyrs," it added.

According to the lawsuit, ousted Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, leaked documents affecting national security Qatar while Doha used its media outlets to spread false news and provoke sectarian strife in Egypt.

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