Morsi's espionage trial date set for 15th of February

Published February 2nd, 2015 - 01:36 GMT

Former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi will go to trial on February 15th, 2015 for charges of espionage, reports AFP.

Morsi stands accused of providing "classified information" to Qatar and Al-Jazeera television, said a judicial source on Monday. Morsi and nine others are accused of "handing over to Qatari intelligence documents linked to national security in exchange for one million dollars," a prosecution statement said. 

The ousted president is already facing three other trials, including another case of alleged espionage, and could face the death penalty if ruled guilty, according to AFP. 

Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, was the country's first democratically elected president following the overthrow of long-reigning dictator Hosni Mubarak. 

Since his overthrow by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisis, members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been violently persecuted by the new Egyptian government.

 


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