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Ousted Egypt president Morsi sentenced to 20 years

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in jail over protester deaths in 2012, in a televised court decision.

It is the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely-elected leader.

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi Credit: Reuters

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

The case stems from violence outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

183 sentenced to death over 2013 police deaths in Egypt

An Egyptian court has sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on charges of killing police officers, as authorities continued their crackdown on Islamists.

The men were convicted of playing a role in the killings of 16 policemen in the town of Kardasa in August 2013 during the upheaval that followed the army's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.


Muslim Brotherhood leader 'sentenced to life in jail'

Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie (R) Credit: Reuters

An Egyptian court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison, the court's judge said, for inciting violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last year.

According to Reuters, the court also upheld death sentences for 10 other Brotherhood leaders and supporters, of whom eight were charged in absentia, on the same crimes.

Two Morsi supporters sentenced to death for murder

Mohamed Morsi was ousted from office in July last year after just over 12 months as Egypt's president. Credit: Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino

Two supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have been sentenced to death for committing murder during violence which occurred last year after the army's deposed the Islamist head of state.

The pair were standing trial on charges that included throwing youths from the roof of a building in Alexandria.

The sentences came in the wake of the separate and unprecedented sentencing to death of 529 supporters of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood last Monday.

Three Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt

Three journalists working for the Gulf new agency Al Jazeera have been detained in Egypt accused of broadcasting illegally from a hotel suite among other allegations.

Al Jazeera has named them as former BBC journalist Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy.

A fourth person - a cameraman - was arrested with them on Sunday but has since been released. The other three have been remanded in custody for 15 days.

Egyptian authorities have accused Al Jazeera of backing the Muslim Brotherhood, which was recently ruled a terrorist organisation.

The Brotherhood leader and presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year.


Mohammed Morsi trial adjourned until January

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi pictured in a cage during his court appearance today. Credit: Reuters

The trial of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has been adjourned until January 8th.

Earlier, the judge halted proceedings after a defiant Morsi interrupted the session to insist he was the "legitimate president" of Egypt.

The deposed leader is charged with inciting violence and murder during protests last December.

First public sighting of Morsi since military coup

Egyptian state television have broadcast footage of Mohammed Morsi in a Cairo courthouse, in the first public sighting of the ousted leader since he was forced out by the army in July.

The footage also showed Morsi stepping out of a white van surrounded by security forces.

Earlier, Morsi told the court that he remains the "legitimate president" of Egypt prompting the judge to adjourn proceedings.

Mohammed Morsi is charged with inciting the killing of protesters during clashes last December. Credit: APTN
Footage showed Morsi stepping out of a white van dressed in a dark suit. Credit: APTN
The ousted leader was pictured in a cage as he listened to proceedings. Credit: APTN

Morsi tells court he is the 'legitimate president' of Egypt

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has defiantly told the court trying him for inciting violence and murder that he remains the "legitimate president" of the country.

Security officials, who spoke to the Associated Press anonymously, said Morsi's comments came in response to a judge calling his name out after identifying him as a "defendant."

Egyptian state television said the trial had been halted because defendants' chants were disrupting proceedings. Credit: Reuters

Morsi replied: "I am Dr Mohammed Morsi, the president of the republic. I am Egypt's legitimate president."

He added: "I refuse to be tried by this court."

Morsi, who was toppled by the army in July after protests against him, appeared angry and interrupted proceedings forcing the judge to adjourn the case.

Morsi trial adjourned because of 'defendants' behaviour'

The judge in Mohammed Morsi's trial has adjourned proceedings because of the behaviour of defendants.

Egyptian state television said the trial had been halted because defendants' chants were disrupting proceedings.

Mohammed Morsi is charged with inciting the killing of protesters during clashes last December. Credit: Reuters

Security officials inside the courtroom in Cairo said the delay was caused by Mohammed Morsi insisting he would not change into the prison uniform customarily worn by defendants.

The adjournment - likely to last until later today - came after a two-hour delay in the start of the proceedings.

Morsi, who was ousted as leader in July, is charged with inciting the killing of protesters in December.

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