Egypt probes Morsi for 'giving security papers to Qatar': MENA

Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi sits inside the defendant’s cage during his trial at the police academy in Cairo on August 18, 2014Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar “documents relevant to national security,” state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. Morsi is already facing the death penalty in several trials and his supporters have been the target of a bloody crackdown by the authorities that has left more than 1,400 dead since he was turfed out in July 2013. The former leader is suspected of providing “documents relevant to national security to Qatar via the Qatari Al-Jazeera chain when he was president of the republic (…), damaging the country’s national security”, said MENA.

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