Egyptian court recommends death penalty for journalists, Morsi verdict postponed

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday sought the death penalty for three journalists and three others charged with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and documents to Qatar.


The final ruling is expected on June 18, after the sentence has been referred to the top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding opinion.


The verdict against former president Mohamed Morsi, who is charged in the same case, was postponed to the same day.


The three journalists, one Jordanian, were sentenced in absentia. Two of them work for Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera. They can appeal.


פרסום ראשון: 05.07.16, 16:01