Egyptian court sentences Mursi to 20 years in jail

TEHRAN (FNA)- A court in Egypt sentenced former President Mohammed Mursi to 20 Years in jail.

As other courts are exonerating former dictator Hosni Mubarak and his aides and relatives from various crimes, a judge in Cairo today sentenced the toppled Islamist president, Mursi, to decades in jail.

A court in Egypt has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters while he was still in power.

It is the first ruling he has faced since his ousting and is one of several upcoming trials he faces.

Mursi was deposed by the army in July 2013 following street protests against his rule.

Since then, the authorities have banned his Muslim Brotherhood party and arrested thousands of his supporters.

Ahead of the verdict, the Brotherhood accused one-time army chief and now President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi of using the judiciary “as a weapon”.

Mursi himself has rejected the authority of the courts, shouting during his first trial that he was the victim of a military coup.

On Monday, a court sentenced 22 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for an attack on a police station in Cairo, part of an ongoing crackdown against the Brotherhood.

By Fars News Agency