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Egypt’s ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces possible death penalty

AFP
Published Apr 20, 2015, 9:30 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 10:26 am IST
Separate verdicts in those two cases are due on May 16
Mohamed Morsi
 Mohamed Morsi

Cairo: Egypt’s ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death on Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power.

He also faces the death penalty in two other trials, including one in which he is accused of spying for foreign powers, and escaping from prison during the 2011 anti-Mubarak revolt.

 

Separate verdicts in those two cases are due on May 16. A death sentence against Morsi could not be ruled out, experts say, especially since judges have already passed harsh verdicts against leaders of his blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

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