Egypt charges Morsi with passing secrets to Qatar
06 September 2014, 17:06
Cairo - An Egyptian prosecutor charged ousted president Mohamed Morsi and several of his aides on Saturday with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar.
Relations between Qatar, a Gulf Arab state, and Egypt have been tense since mid-2013, when then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled Morsi after mass protests against his rule.
Qatar had supported Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. Security sources said last month that Egypt was investigating Morsi in connection with documents they said were leaked to Qatar and its Al Jazeera news channel.