Egypt imposes media ban on Morsi's espionage charges

Egypt's Prosecutor-General has banned the media coverage of investigations into alleged espionage charges against ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt imposes media ban on Morsi's espionage charges

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat on Saturday ordered a ban on media coverage of investigations into alleged espionage charges against ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who is accused of onspiring with the Gaza-based Hamas group to launch hostile acts in Egypt.

The ban will remain in place until the end of investigations into the charges, the Prosecutor-General said in a statement.

Any violation of the ban will be subject to accountability, the statement warned.

Prosecutors accuse Morsi of conspiring with the Gaza-based Hamas group to launch hostile acts in Egypt.

The ousted president also faces charges of attacking police facilities and personnel and break jails to free jailed Muslim Brotherhood members – including himself – by force during Egypt's 2011 revolution, which toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

On November 4, Morsi appeared in court to answer charges of inciting the murder of demonstrators outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace late last year.

Morsi supporters say that the charges against the Islamist leader are "politically motivated".

Morsi, Egypt's first civilian president, was removed from power by the military establishment on July 3 following mass protests against his presidency.

Last Mod: 23 Kasım 2013, 16:15
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