Former Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi has been slapped with a 20 year prison term for the crime of killing protesters during his tenure.
This is the first ruling of the crimes facing him in Egypt after he was ousted by the army in July, 2013 after his rule was protested by mass protests. He was arrested together with his supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood party and his party was banned.
Mr. Morsi and other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were accused of inciting supporters to kill a journalist among other opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012.
Among other charges Morsi is accused off include;
- Colluding with foreign militia in a major plot to free Islamists from prison in an uprising against Hosni Mubarak
- Espionage and conspiring with Hamas, a Palestinian movement, Hezbollah from Lebanon and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to commit terrorist acts in Egypt
- Endangering Egypt’s national security by leaking state secrets and other sensitive documents to Qatar through Al Jazeera
Mr. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have received severe punishments from the court in their participation of the 2012 protest that claimed 11 lives as well as other crimes against humanity during Morsi’s and the brotherhood party’s tenure