Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was sentenced to death on Saturday¬† May 16, 2015 after being convicted of arrest and torture of protesters and incitement to violence as well as espionage, terrorism, and prison break. Google+

Mohamed MorsiHe served as the fifth President of Egypt from June 30, 2012 to July 3, 2013, when he was removed by Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the June 2013 Egyptian protests and the 2013 Egyptian coup d’√©tat.

Mohamed Morsi succeeded Hosni Mubarak who left the office of the President of Egypt vacant after being forced to resign on February 11, 2011 and was sworn in on June 30, 2012 as Egypt’s first democratically elected president.

According to AFP an Egyptian court issued the sentence to the 64-year-old Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 co-defendants over jail breaks during the 2011 uprising that ousted his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.

Mohamed Morsi, sitting in a caged dock and wearing the blue uniform of convicts, raised his fists in defiance when the judge pronounced the verdict, the AFP report said.

The Muslim Brotherhood lawyer representing Mohamed Morsi speaking to the media after the trial claimed that the court’s ruling was not the sentence and went to say they will appeal.

Mohamed Morsi is currently serving a 20 year prison term for a April 2015 conviction arising from the charges of the arrest and torture of protesters and incitement to violence.



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