Ex-spokesman for Egypt's Morsi released from jail

Ali had been released after spending six months in jail

Ex-spokesman for Egypt's Morsi released from jail

Egyptian authorities on Wednesday released Yasser Ali, who had served as spokesman for ousted president Mohamed Morsi, from a police station west of capital Cairo, a legal source has said.

The source, who requested anonymity, told Anadolu Agency that Ali had been released after spending six months in jail.

On Saturday, an Egyptian court sentenced Ali to six months in prison.

At the time, however, a legal source had said that Ali would likely be released soon as he had already served out the sentence while awaiting trial.

Ali was convicted of harboring Hesham Qandil, Morsi's prime minister; helping the latter in a failed bid to flee Egypt; and belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Morsi hails.

Late last year, the Egyptian authorities branded the Brotherhood a "terrorist" organization.

Ali served as Morsi's presidential spokesman for months, before being appointed head of the cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center.

He was removed from the post following Morsi's ouster by the army in July of last year before being arrested last December.

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Last Mod: 06 Kasım 2014, 00:03
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