Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

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CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in jail for involvement in the arrests and torture of protesters during his rule.

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But the court acquitted Morsi — Egypt’s first freely elected president — of murder charges that could have seen him sentenced to death over the killings of a journalist and two protesters during clashes outside a presidential palace in 2012.

AFP

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