Print Edition - 2017-09-17  |  News Digest

Mursi sentenced to 25 years in prison in Qatar spy case

- Reuters, CAIRO

Sep 17, 2017-

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar. Mursi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the president, following mass protests against his rule. He was immediately arrested. Egypt’s Court of Cassation reduced Mursi’s sentence in the Qatar case to 25 years in its final ruling, from an original 40 years. Mursi is already serving a 20-year sentence for the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012.

 

Published: 17-09-2017 07:03

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