Court adjourns Qatar suit to April 27

CAIRO: The Cairo Court of Urgent Matters adjourned to April 27 a suit requesting Qatar be labeled a state sponsor of terror.

Lawyer Samir Sabry Sabry claimed in his suit the state of Qatar harbored a number of fugitives who are wanted by Interpol and has refused to extradite them to Egypt.

Founder of the Egyptian Jihad Organization, Sheikh Nabil Naiim, told Al-Wady News March 17 that Qatar is supporting terrorist groups in Egypt, Syria and Libya.

“Despite declaring the Brotherhood as a terrorist group, Qatar continues its support for the Muslim Brotherhood in order to put pressure on the Egyptian state,” Naiim said, adding that “the Brotherhood is the trump card that Qatar uses to increase pressures and stresses on Egypt and the Gulf states.”

Qatar-Egypt relations have strained noticeably following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, with the Qatar initially condemning the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected president.

Qatari news network Al-Jazeera is commonly seen as the mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood. In December, four correspondents of the network were arrested for “spreading false news,” and are currently on trial.

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