Ousted president Morsi's son sentenced to three years over illegal arms possession

Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Oct 2017

Osama Morsi
Osama Mohamed Morsi (Photo:Ahram)

An Al-Zagazig misdemeanor court on Thursday sentenced Osama Morsi, the son of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, to three years in prison over possession of illegal arms in a case stemming from the 2013 dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in.

The junior Morsi was arrested in December 2016 in accordance with a warrant related to events surrounding the dispersal, which had been held to protest the ouster of his father following unprecedented nation-wide mass demonstrations against his presidency in July 2013.

The wider case includes more than 700 defendants, mostly leading Muslim Brotherhood figures.

Ousted President Morsi was tried and sentenced to life in prison in 2016 for espionage during his rule. A subsequent appeal was rejected in 2017.

In December 2013, the Egyptian government designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation.

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