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Morsi trial: Egypt's former president allegedly leaked secrets to Iranians

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During Sunday's session of the criminal trial of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who remains ranking member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the prosecution alleged he frequently provided Iran's Revolutionary Guards intelligence division with military and government secrets, according to the Middle Eastern news media.

Prosecutors accused Morsi of joining dozens of other Islamists in a conspiracy to weaken Egypt and create unrest within the fledgling government, according to an Examiner news story.

Morsi, who had been hailed as a "moderate" by President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is expected to be tried at least three times on separate criminal charges, according to Lawrence Feldman, a former police intelligence officer with expertise in Muslim radicalism.

Meanwhile, Morsi's vocal supporters are complaining to the news media that the ousted president and top Muslim Brotherhood members are being subjected to malicious prosecution because of their religious and political beliefs, said Feldman.

Morsi's trial for espionage began on February 16 in Cairo and but it wasn't until February 23 that the prosecuting attorneys announced the allegations against the legally-elected Morsi and the others accused to espionage.

Morsi also allegedly collaborated with the radical terrorist groups, Palestinians' Hamas and the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah, which is also armed and funded by the Iranians, as well as elements of al-Qaeda, according to the Examiner.

During Morsi court appearance on Saturday, he called on his fellow Islamists to continue their protests and civil disobedience.

The Egyptian government is seeking Morsi's execution if he is found guilty of the charges.



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