Egypt’s deposed president Morsi appeals death sentence

CAIRO – The court-appointed legal team representing deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi filed an appeal on Saturday at the country’s highest court challenging sentences of life imprisonment and death handed down in June, Morsi’s lawyer said.

The Cairo criminal court sentenced Morsi to death over a mass jail break during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak as well as life imprisonment for giving state secrets to Qatar. It also issued sweeping punishments against the leadership of the Musim Brotherhood, Egypt’s oldest Islamic group.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4690953,00.html

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