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Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison - Guardian

Posted by Daphna Baram on April 21, 2015 at 5:40 AM

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Guradian - Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over the killing of demonstrators outside his palace in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader. Elected president the year after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, Morsi was removed by the military in 2013 after an acrimonious year in office. Tuesday’s verdict stemmed from deaths during violent clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and protesters who opposed Morsi in December 2012. Read more

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