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Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by gatb(m): 12:24pm On Apr 21, 2015
An Egyptian court sentenced former president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on Tuesday in connection with the deaths of protesters during demonstrations against his rule in 2012. Morsi also faces charges in two other trials.

Morsi supporters attacked opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012, sparking clashes that killed at least 10 people.

Judge Ahmed Youssef dropped the murder charges against Morsi and said the sentence was instead linked to the “show of force” against protesters and unlawful detentions.

The Cairo Criminal Court issued the verdict as Morsi and other defendants in the case – mostly other Muslim Brotherhood leaders – stood in a soundproof glass cage in a makeshift courtroom at Egypt’s national police academy.

The country’s first freely elected president, Morsi took power after the 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Morsi himself was ousted by the army in 2013 and put on trial as the new regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi launched a relentless crackdown on the moderate Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.

Hundreds of Brotherhood members have since been sentenced to death and thousands more jailed.

The Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement ahead of the verdict on Tuesday denouncing the judiciary – calling it a tool of repression – and calling for protests.

“The coup commander (Sisi) is exploiting the judiciary as a weapon in the battle against popular will and the democratic and revolutionary legitimacy represented by President Mohamed Morsi,” the statement said.

The Brotherhood called for “non-stop revolutionary marches and demonstrations” starting Tuesday in support of Morsi and demanding his reinstatement.

The Muslim Brotherhood, now blacklisted by Egypt as a “terrorist organisation”, has previously failed to mobilise large numbers for its rallies because of persistent fears amid a continuing crackdown.

Morsi also faces the possible death penalty in connection with two other trials, including one in which he is accused of leaking state secrets to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. He is also accused of escaping from prison during the widespread protests that eventually ousted Mubarak.

http://www.punchng.com/news/ex-egyptian-president-morsi-jailed-20-years/

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by Bonapart(m): 12:31pm On Apr 21, 2015
First to comment again after few weeks interval...
Serves you well sire...meanwhile the following should face the same fate:
Oba Akiolu , chief zulu Akiolu, PEJ...
Thank you

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by KingEbukasBlog(m): 12:31pm On Apr 21, 2015
When Buhari steps in as President .. an ex- president will be grin grin

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by Drsheddy(m): 12:32pm On Apr 21, 2015
This is the type of country where things are WORKING. I wish Nigeria will be like that one day.

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by efilefun(m): 12:32pm On Apr 21, 2015
Thats how its meant to be so our politicians would know they are also ordinary humans like us.. cant wait for such to happen to our present day politicians so they can all sit up and lead this nation to a greater height where it needs to be.

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by TrishaP(f): 12:32pm On Apr 21, 2015
Numerous offenses
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by Nobody: 12:32pm On Apr 21, 2015
undecided

THESE ARE SANE COUNTRIES WHERE NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by Icerex(m): 12:32pm On Apr 21, 2015
This one be like 'FINAL PUNCH'...

Though, I like the DIPLOMATIC process the people took in resolving this, by serving justice to the acussed, but the build up of violence to this point and the death casualties is what i hate....

#I pray their SOULS rest in PEAcE....

I pray that only the POsITIVe side(Justice) of this event happens in NIGERIa, and the NEGaTIve side(violence) of it happens in HELL....


#pEAce...

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by PaulSteve: 12:32pm On Apr 21, 2015
Cycle of power tussles and general instability,when will all these stop?
Nigeria shouldn't get to this level pls.

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by sukkot: 12:32pm On Apr 21, 2015
dayummmm shocked
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by agatson: 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
non-sense
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by scobaba: 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
egypt no dey smile.
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by jamillion: 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
V.G..d
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by AgentXxx(m): 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
.qq
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by Barrywhite8620: 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by LEXYCOM: 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
I don't give a care undecidedI don't give a care
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by DONADAMS(m): 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
FP!!!!
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by Sunnybobo3(m): 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
Is this not the man that rose to power on a popular call for 'change' using the Muslim brotherhood as a platform?


......... comes to mind.

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by EmoBoy(m): 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
Sorry bro
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by chynie: 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by bunmioguns(m): 12:33pm On Apr 21, 2015
shocked

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Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by madridguy(m): 12:34pm On Apr 21, 2015
ok
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by Popemax(m): 12:34pm On Apr 21, 2015
That serves him right......rot in jail
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by PassingShot(m): 12:34pm On Apr 21, 2015
Sisi is proving to be a tough nut to crack in Egypt.

Will this sentencing be allowed to hold? Only time will tell.
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by yourmesprings(m): 12:34pm On Apr 21, 2015
We need this in Nigeria. NO TO IMMUNITY BUT YES TO SANITY!!!
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by Lousymouth(m): 12:34pm On Apr 21, 2015
Dat one na tip of d iceberg.... More to come...even in our country
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by freeyayo(m): 12:34pm On Apr 21, 2015
Waow! Democracy at its best.
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by emperorchedda(m): 12:35pm On Apr 21, 2015
Jonathan is trembling
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by naijainfogalery: 12:35pm On Apr 21, 2015
I was I wish this kind of thing can happen in Nigeria, where past corrupt leaders can be convicted. if anyone is bold enough to steal they should face the music, .

First of all to kill corruption, Our forces and jury must be sanitized, once a police man can be trusted, and the jury's/courts judgement can be fair then everyone will act like sane people
Re: Ex-egyptian President, Morsi Jailed 20 Years by Omooba77: 12:35pm On Apr 21, 2015
Another round of blood letting loading...............God have mercy upon the world!

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