Skip to comments.Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence on Mursi
Posted on 10/22/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters.
The sentence was for a conviction arising from the killings of protesters during demonstrations in 2012. It is the first of Mursi's four convictions to reach the end of the judicial process, and he cannot appeal further against it.
Twenty-year jail sentences were also confirmed against other senior figures from the then-ruling Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohamed el-Beltagy and Essam el-Erian.
The men were convicted in April 2015 on charges including kidnapping, torture and the killings of protesters during unrest in 2012. The Muslim Brotherhood denies responsibility and says that most of those killed were from its own ranks.
Mursi has been sentenced in three other cases, including a death penalty for a mass jailbreak of Muslim Brotherhood prisoners during the 2011 uprising against longtime president Hosni Mubarak and a life sentence for spying on behalf of the Palestinian group Hamas.
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FILE PHOTO: Deposed President Mohamed Mursi greets his lawyers and people from behind bars at a court wearing the red uniform of a prisoner sentenced to death,
during his court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File photo
Mursi was on top of the Egyptian world just a few years back.
Now look at him. The world is passing him by, just as with Mubarek. In many ways, Egypt is the Venezuela of the Middle East. So much potential, offset by so much instability.
Where’s your Obama God now, Mo ?
Wasn’t Morsi Obama’s homeboy a few years ago? Maybe we’ll see Bath House in prison one day. There is hope.
20 is about right if it means 20, and not 5 with good behavior.
I’d say he’s in for as long as Al-Sisi keeps control, which I hope is a long time.
I would like to see these headlines
U.S. court confirms 20-year sentence for Hillary Clinton
U.S. court confirms 20-year sentence for Barack Obama
Let's see what happens with Erdogen in Turkey....another of his BFF.
After his overthrow, Morsi faced several charges including inciting the killing of opponents protesting outside his palace, espionage for foreign militant groups including Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran's Revolutionary Guards, for escaping Wadi el-Natroun Prison during the 2011 revolution prior to his election as president, leaking classified documents to Qatar, in addition to "insulting the judiciary", a charge still under investigation.
On 1 September 2013, prosecutors referred Morsi to trial on charges of inciting deadly violence. The date was set for 4 November 2013. Morsi will be tried in a criminal court for inciting his supporters to kill at least 10 opponents, use violence and torture protesters. The prosecutors' investigation revealed that Morsi had asked the Republican Guard and the minister of interior to break up his opponents' sit-in, but they refused fearing a bloody result before Morsi's aides asked his supporters to break up the sit-in with force.
On 18 December 2013, Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat ordered the referral of Morsi to criminal court for charges of espionage in a statement under the title "The Biggest Case of Espionage in the History of Egypt". According to the prosecutor general's investigations, the international organisation of the Muslim Brotherhood, aided by Hezbollah and Hamas, is the reason behind violence inside Egypt; members intend to create a state of ultimate chaos after receiving media and military training in the Gaza and aim to implement jihadists in Sinai.
On 29 January 2014, Morsi faced trial for the second time for the charge of breaking out of jail during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 after conspiring with foreign militant groups, including Hamas, to spread violent chaos throughout Egypt. The trial was postponed for a month. On 1 February 2014, Morsi's trial resumed on charges of inciting deadly violence. The trial was adjourned to the next day to hear witnesses for the prosecution, but it was then repeatedly postponed.
In April 2015, the court convicted Morsi, along with 12 other defendants, including former MP Mohamed Beltagy, for the arrest and torture of protesters and incitement to violence. All defendants were acquitted of murder charges. The judge handed down a 20-year sentence for Morsi and the others who were convicted. Morsi still faced separate trials for espionage, terrorism, and prison break charges and was sentenced to death on 16 May along with other defendants. The death penalty was handed down to Morsi and 105 others for their role in the Wadi el-Natrun prison break of January 2011. As per Egypt's penal code, the opinion was referred to the Grand Mufti, whose assent or dissent is legally nonbinding.
Amnesty International has denounced the death penalty as "a charade based on null and void procedures." Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Egypt and accused Western countries of hypocrisy, "While the West is abolishing the death penalty, they are just watching the continuation of death sentences in Egypt."
In June 2016, Morsi was sentenced to a life sentence for passing state secrets to Qatar. He is one of the defendants in the case along with two other journalists who had been sentenced to death in absentia.
The Obamatollah is not pleased.
Add a zero to that zero.
I would have preferred 200 years but 20 is a start.
Morsi should get in touch with Trump. He can make a deal. He can get a reduced sentence by fingering his co-conspirators B.H. Obama and H.R. Clinton.
We will need a general like Al-Sisi here if Pharaoh Obama stays in or we get a Hitlery dictatorship.
I’d love to see Obama and Hitlery in a cage.
Obama’s Muslim brother. Looks like Obama left him hanging.
The dumb #### didn’t flee the country when he had a chance??
Did he have a chance? i would imagine there must have been some window.
Ah, we saw Turkey’s populations’ reaction to the coup.
They’re hardcore and i think Turkey is lost to the muzzies.
I can’t think of one person who ####ed up pretty much the whole world this badly since that POS hitler.
He’s brought the world to the brink of WWIII except this time there’s nukes.
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