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Egypt accuses al-Jazeera editor of espionage involving deposed Mohamed Morsi

Monday, 31 March 2014 - 1:21pm IST | Agency: ANI

An editor of Al-Jazeera television has been accused of helping leak classified intelligence documents in an espionage case involving deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

Interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim charged that Amin El-Serafi, secretary to Morsi, of leaking intelligence documents to Ibrahim Mohamed Hilal.

Hilal was Al-Jazeera's news editor and also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to the Nation, Hilal allegedly facilitated a meeting between a Palestinian go-between, a Qatari official and an operative with an unspecified intelligence agency.

Egypt's military-installed authorities accuse Qatar of backing the Brotherhood, including through its Al-Jazeera network, the report added.


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