Morsi ‘Qatar espionage’ case to hear final verdict April 21
Protesters holding a poster opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against him and brotherhood members during a protest at Tahrir square in Cairo June 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court Wednesday set April 23 for the sentencing hearing in the retrial of former President Mohamed Morsi along with 10 other members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in the “Qatar espionage” case, Youm7 reported.

Morsi and the head of his office, Ahmed Abdel-Aty are accused of using their positions in leaking national security documents and information on the Egyptian Armed Forces to Qatar through Al-Jazeera T.V. satellite channel during Morsi’s one-year tenure.

The other nine defendants, three of whom are fugitives, face charges of handing over copies of the confidential documents to employees at Al-Jazeera.

The trial is Morsi’s fourth since he was ousted following a mass protest against his rule in July 3, 2013.

In April 2015, He was also sentenced to 20 years in jail for inciting and violence in the “Presidential Palace Clashes” case.

In June 2015, An Egyptian court has upheld a death sentence against Morsi over breaking out of jail during the 2011 uprising.

In June 2015, he was also sentenced to life in prison on charges of spying for Palestinian group Hamas, Lebanese group Hezbollah, and Iran.

However, all the said sentences are currently appealed.

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