Ex-Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

Ousted Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, deposed by the army in 2013, was sentenced to death Saturday for prison escapes and violence during the 2011 revolt.

A hundred other men and a woman, including prominent leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood, were also sentenced to the death penalty, for all accused, obtain the opinion, not binding, the Mufti of Egypt before to be confirmed or refuted on June 2.

Recourse

Mr. Morsi, the first president ever elected democratically in Egypt, can appeal. He had already been sentenced to 20 years in prison there are three weeks in a first trial for the violence against protesters during his short term of office of one year.

Double trial

The court which tried him in Cairo was to deliver verdicts in two trials The first concerning Mr Morsi and 128 co-accused, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestinian Hamas and the Lebanese Hezbollah, for mass escapes prison followed violence during the popular revolt of 2011 that ousted President Hosni Mubarak of power; the second for espionage, from 2005 to 2013, notably to Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. In this second trial, Mr. Morsi, who appeared smiling in a soundproof cage, escaped the death penalty, which have sentenced 16 accused.

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