Egypt court rejects final appeal by Morsi in Ittihadiya clashes case

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 22 Oct 2016

This is the first case against Morsi where the ousted president has exhausted all appeals

File photo: Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

Egypt’s Court of Cassation rejected on Saturday an appeal by ousted president Mohamed Morsi against a 20-year prison sentence in the Ittihadiya clashes case, exhausting Morsi’s appeals in the case.

The ousted president is being tried in a number of cases, including cases where he has been sentenced to death. He is currently appealing all sentences but this is the first case where he has exhausted all appeals.

The court also confirmed the 20-year sentence against eight of the Muslim Brotherhood group and Morsi’s staff, as well as a 10-year sentence against two.

In April 2015, a Cairo court sentenced Morsi to 20 years in jail for inciting violence that led to the death of 10 people in clashes outside the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace on 5 December 2012.

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