Egypt's Ousted President Morsi Jailed for 20 years

World | April 21, 2015, Tuesday // 12:11|  views

A file photo dated 05 November 2014 shows ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi looking from behind defendants cage bars during his trial in Cairo, Egypt. Photo by EPA/BGNES

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012.

Clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi outside the presidential palace in December 2012 left at least 10 people dead.

Apart from Morsi, 12 Muslim Brotherhood leaders and officials also were sentenced to 20 years in prison, while two officials were sentenced to ten years of imprisonment, according to DPA.

This is the first verdict to be issued against the country’s former President, who faces three other trials, according to reports of Al Jazeera.

Morsi was deposed by the army in July 2013 after mass street protests against his rule.

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