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Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years


us-egypt-morsi.jpeg2-1280x960An 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.

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  • Maigari

    A very politically savvy court indeed. Unlikethe now freed Mubarak the Courts quickly found Morsi guilty to void setting hin free on the Statute of Limitations as happened with Mubarak. What remains now in all probability is a guilty death-verdict from one of the many cases arranged against Morsi and the politicised Egyptian Judges would have discharged their political judgement against the onky democratically elected Egyptian president ever.