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Morsi faces death verdict

Updated: 2015-05-18 09:22

Morsi faces death verdict

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi waves as he enters for his trial with other Muslim Brotherhood members at a court in the outskirts of Cairo, May 16, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

CAIRO -- Mohamed Morsi, affiliated to banned Muslim Brotherhood group, is the first Egyptian president who faces the execution verdict, after a criminal court sentenced him to death on Saturday.

The reign of the ousted president Morsi, who was also the first elected civilian president in Egypt, witnessed unprecedented severe polarization and continuous political crisis that caused his topple by military-backed mass protests against his rule on June 30, 2013.

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Morsi and 106 supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood to death over a mass jail break after Jan. 25, 2011 which ousted the long time ruler Hosni Mubarak.

During his one year in office, Egypt witnessed continuous disputes between him and the Brotherhood from one side and the entire state institutions, whether army, judiciary, police, media and political sides from the other side.

On July 3, 2013, Morsi was ousted after a meeting between the political, religious, youth powers and the leaders of the armed forces, during which a roadmap was announced to administer the state affairs.

In September 2013, the prosecution referred Morsi to criminal court over charges of inciting violence and murder during the protests outside the presidential palace by the end of 2012.

Currently he faces four trials, for inciting violence and murder he was convicted 20 years in jail, for jailbreak he got death sentence, and other two still waiting verdicts: insulting judiciary and spying for Qatar.

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