• Egypt court postpones Morsi espionage verdict

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    CAIRO: An Egyptian court postponed on Saturday its verdict and sentence in the trial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who is charged with spying for Qatar. The head judge of the criminal court said the verdict was postponed to “May 7 to continue consultations,” in brief remarks aired on television. If he is convicted it would be Morsi’s fourth sentence. He has already been sentenced in three separate trials to death, a life term and 20 years in prison. Qatar was one of Morsi’s main backers and Cairo accuses Doha of supporting the Islamist’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement. The prosecution charges that Morsi and 10 co-defendants leaked “classified documents” to Qatar. The documents allegedly contained secrets on “national security,” and were allegedly traded with Qatari intelligence for a million dollars.

    AFP

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