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Egypt accuses Morsi of leaking classified documents to Qatar

The Egyptian prosecution ordered on Wednesday to temporarily detain former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for 15 days over charges of leaking "national security documents" to Qatar, official MENA news agency reported.

According to the report, the documents were leaked by the ex- president during his one-year rule through Doha-based pan-Arab Al Jazeera channel.

Morsi is currently in custody for more than a year over a number of charges including inciting violence against protesters, insulting the judiciary, jailbreak and espionage.

Since his removal by the military in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule and his Muslim Brotherhood group, the new leadership has waged a massive security crackdown against Morsi's loyalists, which left at least 1,000 killed and thousands more arrested.

Ex-military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who led Morsi overthrow, has recently been elected as the country's new president.

[Source: Xinhua, Cairo, 27Aug14]

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