Egypt court overturns Morsi death sentence

Egypt court overturns Morsi death sentence

Egypt news

CAIRO: The death sentence of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi
was overturned by appeals court on Tuesday (Egypt News).

The decision is a first victory for the 65-year-old who has been
convicted and sentenced in all cases against him since being toppled by
then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following mass
street protests.

Since 2013 his Muslim Brotherhood movement has since been blacklisted
and subjected to a crackdown that has killed hundreds of his supporters
and jailed thousands.

The Court of Cassation on Tuesday ordered that Morsi be retried on the
charges of taking part in prison breaks and violence against policemen
during the 2011 revolt, a judicial official said.

Five co-defendants, including the supreme guide of the Brotherhood,
Mohamed Badie, who also received death sentences in the same case,
will be retried too.

 

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