Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

Morsi sentenced for involvement in arrests and torture of protesters, acquitted of murder charges

Afp April 21, 2015
Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi waves inside the defendant’s cage during an earlier court hearing at the police academy in Cairo, on December 7, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in jail for involvement in the arrests and torture of protesters during his rule.

But the court acquitted Morsi -- Egypt's first freely elected president -- of murder charges that could have seen him sentenced to death over the killings of a journalist and two protesters during clashes outside a presidential palace in 2012.

Morsi, a leader of the now blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement, and the other defendants were charged with "using violence and arresting and torturing protesters" during the December 5, 2012 clashes.

Two other defendants were sentenced to 10 years on the same charges.

Defence lawyers said Tuesday's verdict will be appealed.


Ch. Allah Daad | 7 years ago | Reply If dark forces and their puppets Imran and Fake Revolutionary Thug had succeeded in Pakistan, Mian Sahib had also met same fate but many idiots would be praising America's and Establishment's hands in gloves.
nuzhat shireen | 7 years ago | Reply he is elected president but behind bars of jail .it is due to dirty politics of kings who do not like democracy .
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