An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until May 7 a verdict in a case in which deposed Islamist president Mohammad Mursi is charged with harming national security by leaking state documents to his Gulf ally Qatar.

Chief judge of the Cairo Criminal Court Mohammad Shereen announced the postponement decision in a brief statement at a makeshift courtroom at the Police Academy on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital. No reason was cited for the delay.

Mursi and ten others are accused of jeopardising national security by purportedly leaking sensitive state information to Qatar during his one year in power.

Qatar is a staunch backer of Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood. Ties have been strained between Egypt and Qatar since the army’s 2013 ouster of Mursi following massive street protests against his rule.

Hearings in the case, dubbed ‘espionage with Qatar’ opened in February 2015. Three co-defendants, including a Jordanian national working for the Doha-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, were tried in absentia.

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İbrahim
İbrahim
2016-04-28 05:06

Mursi casusluk davasında ölüm Cezasıyla karşı karşıya…

Aboud Bash
Aboud Bash
2016-04-28 15:06

Mursi was too naive to be Egyptian president as he was probably infiltrated by wrong advisers who didn’t work for the best interest of Egypt

Aboud Bash
Aboud Bash
2016-04-28 14:57

Sed kim when Mursi was president he was prepared to send Egyptian army to destroy and to murder syrians while in colusion with Turkey and Qatar Muslim brotherhood. However he could not execute his plans at the time due to the objection of Egyptian military…No matter how much you care about Muslim Brotherhood historically they are just a front for British intelligence MI6 and CIA to distabalise arab countries..Ask yourself what has Turkey and Qatar have done for Hamas until now?

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-28 23:54

I stand firmly against death penalty as it’s nothing else than murder made legal and you are not credible anymore when justice becomes as much a*****e than the pleople it convicts. But, in some way, if you put up a constitution that allows mixing religion and politics, thing can only go bad, even if the religion is some hippie 100% peace’n’love oriented: the politician or king will be said acting by God’s will and so will have no legal limits. It was a good thing to topple Mursi but al-Sisi posturing himself as the typical middle-east dictator with an iron… Read more »