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Egyptian foreign ministry summons Qatari envoy

The Egyptian foreign ministry demands Qatar hand over fugitives from justice, and halt ongoing 'media campaigns' directed against Egypt

Ahram Online , Tuesday 4 Feb 2014
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Spokesman for the Egyptian foreign minister Badr Abdel-Ati
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The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Qatari chargé d'affaires on Tuesday to demand that Qatar “stop the media campaigns” against Egypt, according to foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty.

Ambassador Abdelatty also revealed that Egypt had demanded Qatar hand over a number of fugitives currently facing trial.

Several senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood currently reside in the Gulf state.

The Al Jazeera TV network, which is owned by Qatar’s ruling family, saw 20 of its journalists referred to criminal court last week in Egypt for terrorism-related charges, as well for broadcasting false news.

While expressing its respect for the current Egyptian government and for the choices of the Egyptian people, Qatar has repeatedly expressed concern about the ongoing security crackdown against the Brotherhood.

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