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Morsi sentenced to 40 years in Qatar spy case
Published :Sunday, 19 June, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 20

CAIRO, June 18 : An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced toppled Islamist president Mohammad Morsi, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to a total of 40 years in prison after convicting him of jeopardising national security by having passed classified state documents to Qatar when he was in power.
Two ex-aides to Morsi were also given sentences of a total of 40 years in prison each in the same case.
Morsi has already been sentenced in three other cases, including the death penalty for a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising against former president Hosni Mubarak and a life sentence for spying on behalf of Palestinian group Hamas.
The court on Saturday also said the death penalty had been approved for six others accused alongside Morsi, including three journalists sentenced in absentia. Two other defendants that had worked in Morsi's office were sentenced to life in prison.    ?REUTERS









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