April 21, 2015
Africa– An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule.
Morsi and 14 other Brotherhood were given 20-year prison sentences. The Brotherhood were not sentenced for the “more serious charge of inciting the killing of protesters, which could have carried the death sentence.”
Reported in “Egypt’s ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years” “the verdict is just one of several Mr Morsi faces. They include:
- Colluding with foreign militants in a plot to free Islamists in mass prison breaks during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak
- Espionage and conspiring to commit terrorist acts in Egypt with the Palestinian movement Hamas, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
- Endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar via the Doha-based Al Jazeera network”