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Egypt court overturns jail term for Morsi's nephew, orders retrial

The defendants are accused of storming a Zagazig University building in 2013

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 10 May 2016
Zagazig University
Zagazig University (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egypt's Court of Cassation overturned a five-year jail sentence Tuesday and ordered a retrial for the nephew of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and eight others on charges of storming a university building in the Nile Delta's city of Zagazig.

The court overturned the verdict after the defendants appealed the initial sentence handed down by a lower court.

The defendants are accused of storming a Zagazig University building in 2013 during protests following Morsi's ouster.

The defendants are charged with obstructing the constitution and the law, belonging to an unlawful organisation, obstructing state institutions, assembling with the aim of assault, vandalising public property, committing violent acts and damaging Zagazig University buildings.

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