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Morsi's defence team files appeal against death sentence

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 15 Aug 2015
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Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is seen for the first time wearing a red jumpsuit after he was sentenced to death last week, June 21 2015 (Photo: Bassem El-Zoghby)
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The defence lawyers acting for Mohamed Morsi filed an appeal on Saturday against the death sentence handed to the former president on charges relating to a 2011 prison break.

Lawyer Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud told Ahram Online that Morsi's defence team had provided the appeal court with all necessary legal papers in the Wadi Natroun jail break case, for which Morsi was sentenced to death in May, and in another case in which Morsi had received a life sentence.

On 16 May, a court issued a preliminary death sentence against Morsi and 105 other defendants in the case known as the "Wadi Natroun jailbreak case" in local media.

The prosecution charged Morsi and co-defendants with murder, attempted murder, looting prison weapons depots, setting fire to buildings, and releasing prisoners while escaping from the prison in January 2011.

A month later, the same court sentenced Morsi to life in prison on charges of spying for Hamas, part of a separate case. The court sentenced 16 others to death in the case, including Muslim Brotherhood leaders Khairat El-Shater and Mohamed El-Beltagy.

In the espionage case, the defence team cited 11 reasons in the appeal memorandum submitted to the court.

"The reasons cited in the memorandum are related to lack of evidence in both cases," Abdel-Maqsoud told Ahram Online.

He added that the verdicts in both cases were based on “lack of evidence” and that the trials of the former president, and those of other Islamist figures, are “politicised.”

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Farhan
16-08-2015 07:13am
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Its shame that elected president has to suffer like this
There is no civilized people in this world, there are only power grabbers and monsters like current regime.
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Dan
16-08-2015 03:27am
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Now he wants life
He preached in public, that young people should be nurtured on hate and bigotry in the name of G_d. He wanted people of good faith to kill in the name of G_d and that their sacrifice would be for the good of all. Now Mr. Morsi, facing the same issues for himself has a different view.
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Farhan
16-08-2015 02:22pm
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Only hate and bigotry comes from hateful bigoted right wing lunatics like you.
We know how you Christians are bent on destruction of Muslim civilization, you people started Iraq war and destroyed that country, now you people are after Egypt.
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Tut
15-08-2015 11:22pm
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Morsi is Guilty
Morsi is guilty of a real crime, which is the real reason for his death sentence, life, 25 year, and 20 year sentences. All other charges are just fabrications to hide the real heinous crime he committed. He won the 1st election responsible of unseating the Mubarak thugs and establishment. These establishment now (courts, police, security) see him as the evil man who embodied their initial removal; initial, because they’re all back. One doesn’t have to be an MB supporter (which I am not) to see the righting on the walls!
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I want to file
15-08-2015 10:54pm
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an Appeal for hundreds of brave Egyptian Policemen and Soldiers...
...being shot down in Cold blood and bombed to Death by the Wahabi savages who prefer the Writings of Ibn Taymeyyah and invented Hadiths of Bukhari instead of the Holy Quran - Oh Yes - I forgot, they are already dead and their families beraved of their sons, brothers, fathers and husbands. Too late for an appeal there! I retract...
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agnabi
16-08-2015 01:57pm
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The same is true with protesters on Rabae
Some may have been violent, but many believed in "democracy" and wanted to protect their decision to have chosen Morsi. It was their right. Although there may be a different way to express that, but that crackdown on August 14, 2013, deprived so many lives who had wives, husbands, parents, brothers, sisters, and children; and more than that, labelling them as terrorists (there were many women and children...) I know many policemen were also fell victims, but if you think of such policemen, you have to think of those innocent people. Oh, but Egyptian government justified oneself by calling those protesters "terrorists". People turn blind eye to the facts.
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Hareem
15-08-2015 09:45pm
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Morsi wasting his time
Egyptian are not rightful for democracy morsi did mistake to give ignorance Egyptian and court if Egypt seleves of isreal and usa earning mony from Egypt army making decision against faithful leaders
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Allen
15-08-2015 10:30pm
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What....May God help you... You need it
I guess when you talk about " ignorance Egyptian " you are talking about yourself. Another sad drivel from what one would assume a Muslim brotherhood sheep.
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I want to file
15-08-2015 09:07pm
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...an Appeal for all those murdered by Wahabi -Jihadists
Oh Yes - I forgot, they are already maimed,tortured and beheaded in their thousands! Too late for an appeal there! I retract...
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THE EGYPTIAN
15-08-2015 07:28pm
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Egypt...
.. Red.. Or White .. Or Blue.....I'll go for red ..It's bright , beautiful , and attractive . Everybody loves it..even Mr. Ashmawi..
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Aly Sadek -Toronto-Canada
15-08-2015 07:48pm
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Egypt..
VERY WELL SAID MR. EGYPTIAN....I LOVE EGYPT AND IT'S PRESIDENT..
Allen
15-08-2015 07:38pm
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Never thought red would look so good.
On an obese body. :-)
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