Egypt sentences six to death including two Al Jazeera journalists in espionage case



    Egypt sentences six to death including two Al Jazeera journalists in espionage case

    May 7, Cairo: An Egyptian court has sentenced six people to death, including two Al Jazeera journalists, who were accused of leaking state secrets to Qatar.

    The case of jailed former President Mohamed Morsi, who is also charged for espionage for Qatar, was however, adjourned.

    The judgement will either be approved or reduced in June after consultations with Egypt's mufti, the highest Sunni religious leader in the country. The court may or may not consider the mufti's feedback, reports said.

    The defendants have the right to appeal the verdict. Morsi has already been sentenced in three other separate trials.

    Al Jazeera rejects Egypt's allegations that the network was collaborating with Morsi's elected government.

    Morsi was overthrown by the military in July 2013 after mass protests a year after he took office as the first democratically elected leader

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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