Morsi gets life in prison in espionage case - report

2015-06-16 13:58
Egypt's toppled President Mohammed Morsi stands inside a glass-encased metal cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

Egypt's toppled President Mohammed Morsi stands inside a glass-encased metal cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

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Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 25 years, the Egyptian ruling for life in prison, on Tuesday in a case related to conspiring with foreign groups.

The general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie was also sentenced to 25 years in jail in the same case. In total, 17 were given life sentences.

The court also sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat el-Shater and two others to death in the same case.

Death sentences were also handed to 13 other defendants in absentia.

The verdicts can be appealed.

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