Egypts first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, sentenced to 20 year in jail
Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday on charges of inciting violence and facilitating the killing and torturing of protesters in 2012.
The case is subject to appeal.
Morsy stood trial with 14 co-defendants, including some of his presidential staff.
Morsy, who became Egypt’s first democratically elected president in June 2012, was deposed by a military coup in July 2013.
This is the first trial Morsy was referred to after his removal. He is also standing trial in three other cases.
In May, a fifth trial is slated to start on charges of insulting the judiciary.