Former Egyptian President Mursi has cancelled a lifetime and the leaders of the «Muslim brotherhood» – the death penalty

An Egyptian court overturned a life sentence of ex-President Mohammed Morsi, issued to him for participation in the activities of Hamas and espionage in favor of Iran, according to the Egyptian newspaper Ahram.

The court also reversed the death sentences of the leaders of the «Muslim brotherhood», reports NEWSru.com.

According to the newspaper, the court of cassation sent the case of espionage for new trial. Along with Morsi to wait for a new verdict will be the Supreme head of the «Muslim brotherhood» Mohamed tubs and one of the organization’s leaders Essam El-Erian. In addition, canceled the death sentence against two leaders of the «Muslim brotherhood» — Mohammed El-Beltagy and of Khairat El-Shater.

TV channel Al Arabia recalls that on 27 November the same court should start consideration of the legality of second life sentence, which was handed down Mursi on charges of stealing documents relating to national security, and transferring them to Qatar.

Last week, the court overturned the death sentence of ex-President in the case of organizing mass escape of prisoners from prison during the popular uprising, however, says Reuters, it does not mean that Morsi will be able to avoid the penalty.

Recall, Morsi was ousted by the military as President in 2013. He was recognized by the Qatari spy and sentenced to life imprisonment.




Former Egyptian President Mursi has cancelled a lifetime and the leaders of the «Muslim brotherhood» – the death penalty 23.11.2016

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