Egypt court upholds Morsi's son one-year sentence in hashish case

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Jun 2015

Abdallah Morsi has already served the majority of his sentence

Abdallah Morsi (Photo:Al-Ahram)

An appeals court upheld Saturday a one-year prison sentence given to ousted president Mohamed Morsi's son, Abdallah Morsi, in July 2014 for possession of hashish.

The charges stem from an incident in March 2014, when Abdallah and his friend, Emad El-Shamy, were stopped and searched at a police checkpoint on their way from the Nile Delta's Sharqiya governorate to New Cairo, and were found in possession of two joints of hashish.

Both Abdallah and El-Shamy were arrested and released a day later upon agreeing to give blood and urine samples for a drug test.

At the time of their arrest, Abdallah's older brother, Osama, posted a statement on Facebook saying the allegations were false and an attempt to "taint the image of honest people."

Abdallah has already served the majority of his one-year- sentence, and is due to be released in July.

Abdallah's father, former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted in July 2013, is standing trial in a number of criminal cases on charges of murder, incitement to violence, and espionage.

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