Mohamed Morsi trial

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Egypt's First Freely Elected President Sentenced to Death

Mohamed Morsi had escaped the death sentence in a separate case

(Newser) - An Egyptian court today sentenced ousted President Mohamed Morsi to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. As is customary in passing capital punishment, Judge Shaaban el-Shami referred his death sentence on Morsi and more than 100... More »

Egypt's Morsi Gets 20 Years

Ousted leader flashes 4-finger sign of defiance

(Newser) - In the first verdict to be issued against Egypt's first freely elected leader, ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012. As the sentence was issued, Morsi and other defendants in the case—mostly Muslim Brotherhood leaders—... More »

At New Trial's Start, Morsi Shouts—in Soundproof Cage

This trial is related to the escape of inmates during the 2011 uprising

(Newser) - Egypt's toppled president, Mohamed Morsi, stood alone in a soundproof glass-encased metal cage at the start of a new trial today wearing a white prison uniform, pacing, and shouting angrily at the judge in apparent disbelief: "Who are you? Tell me!" Judge Shabaan el-Shami, who controls the... More »

Morsi Blasts Court as His Trial Adjourns

Deposed leader seen for first time since coup

(Newser) - Mohamed Morsi blasted a court as having no jurisdiction and twice declared that he is Egypt's president in the first day of his trial—which was quickly adjourned until Jan. 8. The BBC describes a highly charged scene: Morsi was flown in from a secret location via helicopter, marking... More »

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