Egypt Court Upholds Morsi’s 20-Year Prison Sentence

Cairo, – An Egyptian appeals court has upheld a 20-year sentence for the deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

Saturday’s ruling is the first final verdict against Morsi on charges arising from the killing of protesters during anti-government demonstrations in 2012.

The Court of Cassation also upheld sentences against eight of his co-defendants, including seven who received the same prison term, and one sentenced to 10 years in prison, a judicial official said.

Morsi was convicted in April 2015 of involvement in deadly clashes outside the presidential palace during his one year in power. His supporters and protesters had clashed after he issued a decree that placed his decisions beyond judicial review, sparking anger that culminated in mass protests against him in June and July 2013.

Source: Qatar News Agency