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Mursi accused of leaking Egypt security secrets to Iran

Published on Feb 23, 2014 9:20 PM
 
Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against the military and the interior ministry as they gesture with the sign "Rabaa", or "Four", during a protest around Ain Shams square in east Cairo Feb 14, 2014. The placard reads "Our victory coming soon". Prosecutors on Sunday accused deposed president Mohamed Mursi of leaking state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guards as part of a plot to destabilise Egypt, at the second hearing of his trial for espionage. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO (AFP) - Prosecutors on Sunday accused deposed president Mohamed Mursi of leaking state secrets to Iran's Revolutionary Guards as part of a plot to destabilise Egypt, at the second hearing of his trial for espionage.

The trial, one of three that are under way against Mursi, is part of a relentless government crackdown targeting him and his Muslim Brotherhood movement since his ouster by the army in July.

Prosecutors accuse Mursi and 35 others, including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, of conspiring with foreign powers, Palestinian militant movement Hamas and Shi'ite Iran to destabilise Egypt.

On Sunday, the second hearing since the trial opened on Feb 16, they detailed the charges against Mursi and his co-defendants.

 
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