Egypt court clears Morsi spokesman of charges

In November of 2014, Ali was charged with hiding Hesham Qandil, Morsi's prime minister, who was wanted by the courts

Egypt court clears Morsi spokesman of charges

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian court on Wednesday cleared ousted President Mohamed Morsi's spokesman, Yasser Ali, of charges of hiding an ex-government official wanted by the courts, a judicial source has said.

In November of 2014, Ali was charged with hiding Hesham Qandil, Morsi's prime minister, who was wanted by the courts. He was sentenced for six months in prison on this charge.

The judicial source said, however, that the court had cleared Ali of this charge and also revoked the prison sentence against him.

One of Ali's lawyers, meanwhile, said that the ruling had meant that Ali had nothing to do with the case.

He told The Anadolu Agency that Ali had spent 11 months pending his trial on the aforementioned charge. The lawyer did not, however, mention which legal action he might take in this regard.

Qandil was sentenced to one year in prison for failing to implement a court verdict when he was Egypt's Prime Minister under Morsi.

In July of 2014, the court approved an appeal against the verdict by the ex-Prime Minister's lawyers.

Ali served as presidential spokesman soon after Morsi won the presidential elections in 2012. In 2013, Ali was appointed as the head of the Egyptian cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center.

 

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