Appeal of considering Qatar as a “terrorist-supporting state” adjourned
YOUM7 (Archive)
By THE CAIRO POST

CAIRO: The appeal jury members of Cairo Court for Urgent Matters adjourned on Monday the consideration of appeal filed by Lawyer Samir Sabry of labeling Qatar as a country that supports terrorism to June 16, Youm7 reported.

On May 7, the court headed by Judge Kareem Hazem issued a verdict saying that the court had no jurisdiction in the lawsuit. According to the legal grounds, the court saw that there were no urgent reasons to practice jurisdiction.

Sabry filed the lawsuit, saying that Qatar is the home to a number of “fugitive terrorists” who refused to hand them over to Egypt albeit being wanted by Egyptian Interpol.

The lawsuit demanded the president, Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, and general secretary of the Arab League to consider Qatar as a country that supports and funds terrorism in Egypt and the Arab world.

Relations between Egypt and Qatar have been strained after the ousting of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013. Qatar supported the Muslim Brotherhood, to which the detained Morsi belongs.

The former interim government administration labeled the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization on December 25, 2013, a day after the bombing of a security directorate in Dakahlia governorate (Delta), which killed 15 and injured more than 130.

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