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Egypt raises new charge against ex-president Morsi


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CAIRO (AP) -- Judicial officials say Egypt's state prosecutor has raised new charges against the country's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him of leaking secret documents to Qatar, an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood group.

The latest charges mark the fourth case underway against Morsi, who was ousted last summer. They also implicate the Doha-based Al-Jazeera TV network.

The officials said Wednesday the charge sheet accuses Morsi of passing state security files to the Qataris through Al-Jazeera while in office "in a way that harms national security."

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to reporters.

Morsi also faces charges of conspiring with foreign groups, inciting murder of his opponents and orchestrating prison breaks during the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.

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