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Former Egyptian President Morsi Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Former Egyptian President Morsi Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

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Deposed President Mohammed Morsi and 12 co-defendants have been sentenced to 20 years in maximum security prison for violence outside the Presidential Palace in December 2012.

The former President and all other defendants were acquitted by the Court on charges of incitement to murder protesters, but were found guilty of intimidation, general violence and torture of protesters. Two defendants received 10 years in prison.

The deposed President and Muslim Brotherhood member was among 15 high profile Muslim Brotherhood leaders on trial for the killing of protesters outside the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in December 2012.

The violence outside the Presidential Palace resulted in the deaths of 10 people, including a journalist, and injuries of more than 700 others.

Morsi, who was deposed on July 3 after mass protests against his government, had won Egypt’s first free democratic elections since former Hosni Mubarak was toppled in 2011.

Among other cases Morsi and numerous Muslim Brotherhood leaders are facing relate to charges of espionage and escape from prison during the January 25 revolution.

The former President is expected to appeal his 20 year prison sentence, said sources to state media Al-Ahram.

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  • Commander_Chico

    What a joke of a sham political trial.

    Mubarak will walk, and so will Sisi for massacring protesters at Rabaa, and the murderers of Shaimaa will walk because she was “too thin,” but Morsi gets life.

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  • Egyptian Canadian

    He’s lucky he gets to live.

    I hope we can finally forget about this dark year of our history and move on with fixing our beautiful country.

    • Alnitek Altair

      so whatever mubarak did is irrelevant ?

      • Key

        Mobarak’s trial is not over. He is still facing an appeal by the prosecution to the ‘no charge’.

        • Alnitek Altair

          then lets hope he gets life as well!

          • Commander_Chico

            Not a chance – Mubarak will be completely exonerated.

            The only difference between Mubarak and Sisi is that Sisi is younger and able to rule for another 30 years.

            Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

          • Ramez Magdy

            Agree with you 100%.

          • Key

            ISIS and Al Qaeda agree 100% with your mindset as well.

          • egypt4life

            Gentlemen, meet our true enemies symbolized by commander_chico and ramez magdy…America & Erdo(notice I criminalize an entire country in one instance yet only one man in another)..not just Al qaeda, ISIS, MB. Key is exactly right about chico, he likes to distort reality. Whether he is a zionist pig or a terrorist pig, it matters not. His comments should be completely overlooked as those of an utter lunatic.

          • Key

            Like the MB terrorists and Western press (i’m not saying you are or not) but you like to create confusion between reality and fiction. Mobarak and Morsi were selected to ruin Egypt. President Abdel El Fatah El Sisi answers to the WILL OF THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE. Far from dictatorship.

    • Ramez Magdy

      dark year, you dirty scumbag? What about the dark ages of dictator Mubarak with its corrupt police and army… he and sisi will end like the other Arab military dictators like Ghaddafi and Saddam.

      • Minymina

        Lol, you mad bruh?

      • Egyptian Canadian

        Hahahaa….that’s a nice dream for terrorist sympathizers like you, too bad it will only be a dream and never happen.

  • OSAMA AKBAR

    ALLAHU AKBAR!

    RELIGION OF PEACE XD TERORORIROIST

  • Alnitek Altair

    while Mubarak and his sons are allowed to roam free ? this is ridiculous!

    • Minymina

      Just because one criminal was set free doesn’t mean the other should be as well.

      • Alnitek Altair

        if anyone deserves to be prison for life its Mubarak.

        • Minymina

          And he will be. The prosecution has appealed the case and he’s already serving a five year sentence. Son of a b!tch will die in prison and so will Morsi.

          • Ramez Magdy

            the only one who will die are the Egyptians and protesters and hopefully you too… Sisi, mubarak and co. deserve more than hell fire

          • Minymina

            Go back to sucking Erdoğan’s balls why don’t you.

          • Commander_Chico

            Mubarak will die in a nice villa or prime hospital, we all know that.

      • Commander_Chico

        What about Sisi for the massacre of protesters at Rabaa?

        • Minymina
          • Commander_Chico

            How many were killed at Rabaa, including journalists, by the regime.

            Funny you are using an Israeli-controlled propaganda website, MEMRI

          • Minymina

            800 blood thirsty savages died in Rabaa. The videos show them for what they really are.
            Though MEMRI is a propaganda channel, the video is still real.

          • Alnitek Altair

            I think the protesters at rabaa were a little delusional in their obectives but I wouldnt call them blood thirsty savages be a little compassionate. If theres one thing missing in Egypt is understanding. Ive noticed egyptians have started adopting “you are either with us or against us” policy. I would rather see Egyptians in turmoil and misery then seeing them prosperous and hateful.

          • Minymina

            The fact that they’re calling for Jihad in Egypt is proof enough.

          • Commander_Chico

            I guess you can’t see the irony of talking about killing 800 “blood thirsty savages.”

            Whose thirst for blood was slaked?

          • Minymina

            So according to your logic, the government should just let savages run around with guns like in Libya and Syria and things will be ok?

            Go kill yourself dude, please just go do it. Remove yourself from the gene pool.

            Not sure if stup!d or epic troll.

          • Commander_Chico

            We have a saying, “De Nial (Nile) is a river in Egypt.” Never truer than considering Egyptians’ support for the regime.

  • foreigner

    nonsense, how come morsi can kill if he is very educated , profesor, engineer …..very stupid…

    • Key

      Educated, engineer??? He was a jail convict turned fugitive before becoming president. What country in the world would allow a jail convict rise illegitimately to presidency unless there is deep rooted foreign intervention?

      • timgale

        Mandela, Gandhi, Khomeini, Mugabe etc. There are many of them

        • Key

          Those “many” were elected/legitimate leaders. Morsi was selected not elected.

          • timgale

            Yes, he was elected.

          • Key

            No, he was selected

          • Alnitek Altair

            how was he “selected” ?

          • Key

            the same way you buy your fruits.

          • timgale

            My goodness. All over the world where governments are democratically elected, each party running selects a candidate to lead them before going to the polls where they are either voted in or not by the public. Morsi was democratically elected.

          • Key

            With all due respect it seems like you are not living in Egypt and have no clue as to the realities of what is going on the grounds in Egypt! Let those who live history daily in Egypt talk about what is occurring on the grounds in Egypt and take the time to listen before jumping head first in getting hypnotized by western fictional articles writing 100% LIES about the state of Egypt after two revolutions! Morsi the spare tire [a.k.a Stebn (we call him that in Egypt)] because he was selected not elected. The entire Western press and comments in thousands of articles till this day echo what the terrorist MB say, which is, Morsi was the first “democratically” elected president. That is horse manuer and far from the truth. The stebn is back where he belongs in the first place in jail along with the other traitors/assassins trying to divide Egypt for their own fanatical gains.

          • timgale

            So the sum of everyone else, including all those international bipartisanship election monitors, got it wrong when they said the 2012 election was fair and Morsi had won and I should believe you instead? there is no way you could have the knowledge you claim. But I’m willing to hear your evidence for said allegations. Go on.

          • Egypt4life

            same way a black islamist president wins nearly 100 electoral votes over a white in a deeply racist, divided, majority WASP country….selected not elected.

            Remember that democracy means the “rule of the majority”.Perhaps Americans should be more aware of their own Deep State and its undemocratic ways.

          • timgale

            Firstly there is no reason to believe that Obama is not a Christian. Secondly, you need to know how the American electoral college works before commenting on it. The South and the mid-West are staunchly Republican but they are not the sum of the whole country. Obama won the electoral and popular vote, easily. I can send the numbers.

          • Egypt4life

            Also timgale, those same NGO’s that monitored the 2012 election such as Jimmy Carter’s foundation abstained from monitoring the 2014 elections. Why the sudden abstention? Could you still say that those organizations are still truly fair, unbiased by cherry-picking which elections they will monitor? Nay, they are extensions of the governments they represent and should not be called non-governmental organizations nor do Egyptians view them as reliable.

            For goodness sake, Jimmy Carter, the former U.S. president, headed the delegation in 2012. Now he sees the last remnants of his legacy, The Carter Doctrine, unfurl with Egypt leaving the US’s orbit. During the NGO row of 2011, for goodness’ sake, the “NGOs” were called International REPUBLICAN Institute and National DEMOCRATIC Institute! How can you still call these NGOs?

          • timgale

            My only dog in this fight is to say that Morsi was democratically elected in 2012. Do I like him? No!

          • Key

            Unbelievable. Why do Westerners like you always repeat the same old broken record your mass media lie to you about? Here’s a reason why you should question your own media against their motives towards dividing Egypt. Keep reading you don’t need to learn Arabic to get a comparative viewpoint between your mass media’s lies and real facts. If you search more in depth you can find Egyptians translating or speaking to you in your own mother tongue to get clouds out of your false image of “your Morsi democracy” in Egypt. Read on: http://www.emannabih.com/a-message-from-egyptians-to-the-us-working-group-against-egypt/

          • Key

            I had to chuckle a little at your comment. Everyone else to you means the blatant lying fools of controlled western media in western Europe and N. America known for practicing double standards? Those immoral suited critters in sheep’s clothing abuse the name of a sacred profession – journalism. They do so in misleading their folks’ public opinion. Similar to how MBs get brainwashed, westerners too who believe their mass media get brainwashed from facts in the ME region. Have you conveniently forgot what your media told you about WMD in Iraq as an excuse to invade it? Where are these WMDeez now? Am I supposed to believe your “Sum of Everyone Else” media for the illegal invasion of Iraq? I’m only here to clarify facts about the state of Egypt by Egyptians and not make you believe or not believe – that’s not my concern as most Egyptians will tell you that ‘Stebn’ was not democratically elected whether he’s liked or not. There is NO WAY you can claim he was democratically elected with the double standard lies your medias throughout the west hold.

          • timgale

            You don’t know the difference between an anecdote, and a reputable, independent and free news agency, whose editors don’t just fact
            check their subordinate’s stories, before publishing them with sources and evidence attached, but do so free from the restraint of government censorship.

            And, let me remind you that it was the western
            media that you are vilifying that broke the story about the fake yellow cake article. Scooter Libby contacted a reporter saying he had information about yellow cake purchases by Iraq in Africa. The article was written with the source withheld.
            There after Cheney quoted the article as evidence for yellow cake. The media caught
            on and exposed him.

            A free independent media is the best
            mechanism we have from telling fact from fiction, and let’s face it Egypt does not have a very good track record for free speech, period.

            Morsi was democratically elected. The word agrees with me and no one agrees with you, making your invalid beliefs irreverent now and forever.

            And I’m not from America and this conversation has nothing to do with the invasion of Iraq. Moreover, you talk as if the world gives a damn about Egypt. They don’t. And if Americans are so dumb, how come they have all the best universities, industries and technology and standard of living, whereas the the prowess of Egyptians is held in such a low regard that people entertain the idea that the pyramids were built by aliens?

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  • Ramez Magdy

    Hopefully we will see soon the true dictator sisi hanged , like Saddam and Ghaddafi. And hopefully Assad too, the mass murderer.

    • Minymina

      Ramez, please suck on my Egyptian ball sack.

    • Egyptian Canadian

      I will never understand why a scumbag like yourself keeps coming to this website with that other scumbag in your profile picture.

      Move to Turkey and fuck off already.

    • Adam W

      Yeah all of them.. Along with Erdogan

    • timgale

      History has know many great liars, but none like Erdogan.

      • Ramez Magdy

        Dear tim, what has erdogan done bad for Turkey? yesterday he has opened a new metro line and the new airport in Istanbul. The people live there much better than in egypt. Here in Cairo, where I live, there are so many beggars who eat from garbage, etc., it is getting worse day by day with this filthy military regime

        • timgale

          He’s an international laughing stock with newspapers around the world routinely reporting on his latest foot in mouth moment. For starters: he denies the Armenian genocide in the face of a massive amount of evidence and international consensus, he has no respect for Turkey’s secular constitution which is purely designed to protect the minority from the majority, he puts those who criticize him in prison, he buys into conspiracy theories claiming Muslims settled the Americas before the Spanish, and he’s doing nothing to help the international effort against ISIS. You write that he just opened a new metro line. You make it sound as if he paid for it, designed it, built it or was even President when all this happened, In reality, he just turned up and opened it before taking credit for something he had nothing to do with.

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